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U.S. military officers prepare on Dec. 1 for a search for the CV-22 Osprey that went down off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 29.
Jan 12, 2024
U.S. military ends recovery operation for Osprey crash off Japan
Most of the aircraft was recovered but the body of one of the eight airmen killed in the accident could not be retrieved.
U.S. military officers on boats depart the Anbo Port on Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Biden ‘heartbroken’ as U.S. confirms eight dead in Osprey crash
The crash — the first fatal accident involving an Osprey in Japan and deadliest ever since it became operational — has rekindled concern over its safety.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force ship conducts a search Monday in the waters off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, where a U.S. military CV-22 Osprey crashed last week.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
Remains found in search for crew of U.S. Osprey that crashed off Japan
A source said five bodies and what appears to be the main part of the aircraft were spotted near Yakushima island in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force search for the crashed U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 3, 2023
Fears grow that Osprey crash may put dent in Japan-U.S. alliance
Experts say the United States should respond to Japan's demand for better operations at its military bases in the Asian country.
A U.S. Marine Corps's MV-22 Osprey takes off from Amami Airport in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday to join search operations.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2023
Engine fire believed behind deadly Osprey crash off Kagoshima
The Self-Defense Forces, Japan Coast Guard and U.S. military are continuing search operations for seven missing crew members of the CV-22 Osprey.
A U.S. military Osprey at the Futenma base in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, in 2022
Dec 2, 2023
U.S. forces dispatch two Ospreys for rescue operations after fatal crash
Wednesday's crash — the first fatal accident involving the tilt-rotor aircraft — has led to "great anxiety" in one of Washington's key allies.
A CV-22 Osprey at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in September 2018
Dec 1, 2023
U.S. Osprey crash rekindles safety concerns in Japan
The unique aircraft has had its share of incidents, but still has a relatively safe record compared to other military aircraft.
A U.S. military Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft takes off from U.S. military port facilities in Naha in March.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 29, 2023
Man found dead after U.S. military Osprey crashes into sea
According to the coast guard, six people were on board the aircraft.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 14, 2019
Starry-eyed and lost to the forests of Yakushima
The forests are what draw people to Yakushima, famous for inspiring the scenery of Studio Ghibli's 1997 film, 'Princess Mononoke.'
Japan Times
May 18, 2019
Road damage after torrential rain on Yakushima Island leaves about 200 people stranded
A total of at least 10 buses being used to transport mountain hikers and several cars became stranded on Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday following torrential rain, leaving about 200 people trapped there, local officials said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 8, 2018
Watch your step, the turtles are hatching on Yakushima
Yakushima island's loggerhead turtles are a huge tourist draw, but volunteer conservationist groups are feeling the nightly strain of protecting vulnerable hatchlings.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 18, 2018
Scuba diving in Japan: Beneath the sea, a paradise of color and life
A carpet of sand stretches into the distance below me. As clear and still as the water, the light seems muted, creating a peaceful, subdued scene.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 19, 2017
Japan Coast Guard confirms largest heroin seizure to date
The regional Japan Coast Guard headquarters in Kagoshima Prefecture said Tuesday it has confirmed that almost 70 kg of white powder found off Yakushima Island in late June was heroin, making it the largest amount of the drug seized in the nation at one time.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2016
Hailing the benefits of raising a stink
In the 1980s, when I was living in northern Nagano Prefecture and hiking the mountains with members of the local Hunters Association, I was always making a lot of fuss about the depredation of ancient forests being instigated by the Forestry Agency — a branch of the national government that, at...
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2015
Some Kuchinoerabu volcano evacuees allowed brief return to check on homes, livestock
Twenty-seven residents from Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture who evacuated when Mount Shindake erupted last week return to the island for a short time Monday morning.
Jul 30, 2013
Sea turtle tagged on Mexico coast in 2005 lands on Yakushima Island
A loggerhead turtle captured off Mexico in 2005 and released with a tag was confirmed to have come ashore on Yakushima Island earlier this month, officials at the nonprofit organization Yakushima Umigame-Kan said Monday.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2013
Yakushima pics to hit Google Street View
Panoramic shots taken from mountain trails on Yakushima Island, a World Natural Heritage site, will be available online via Google Inc.'s Street View service, possibly this summer, according to the Japanese unit of the U.S. Internet giant.


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