Kishida pledges to help Okinawa reel in more foreign tourists

/ Feb 26, 2017

Kishida pledges to help Okinawa reel in more foreign tourists

In a meeting with Gov. Takeshi Onaga, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Sunday to support efforts to attract more foreign tourists to Okinawa Prefecture "Okinawa can be a model" for other governments trying to invite foreign tourists and investment to boost local economic growth, Kishida ...

Onaga looks to Trump for change in U.S. policy on bases

/ Feb 3, 2017

Onaga looks to Trump for change in U.S. policy on bases

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga expressed hope Thursday that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will adopt a new policy toward U.S. military bases on the island prefecture. Referring to the drastic changes Trump has made since taking office on Jan. 20, Onaga said in ...

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

Dec 27, 2016

Work resumes on replacement site for U.S. base in Okinawa

The central government on Tuesday resumed construction work suspended since March at the replacement site in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, for the U.S. Futenma base. The move came a day after Gov. Takeshi Onaga rescinded an action aimed at blocking the work following his recent defeat ...