Showing posts with label Okinawa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Okinawa. Show all posts

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, December 1, 2017

Ex-US marine sentenced to life term in jail for murdering woman in Okinawa

A Japanese court on Friday sentenced a former United States marine to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a woman in Okinawa in southern Japan in April 2016, a crime that shocked the country and intensified resentment in Okinawa over the American military presence on the island.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Κατέπεσε αεροσκάφος των αμερικάνων πεζοναυτών ανοιχτά της Αυστραλίας - σε εξέλιξη επιχείρηση διάσωσης

MV-22 Osprey
Σε εξέλιξη βρίσκεται επιχείρηση έρευνας και διάσωσης από μονάδες των Αμερικανών πεζοναυτών στα ανοιχτά της ανατολικής ακτής της Αυστραλίας.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Japan, Taiwan scramble fighters in response to Chinese bombers

Miyako Strait
 Japan and Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after China flew a squadron of strategic bombers over the western Pacific, according to a Taiwanese press report.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

‘Get used to it’: China warns Japan after routine drills over western Pacific

Miyako Strait
Beijing describes the latest overflight of Chinese warplanes between two Japanese islands in the western Pacific as “routine exercises,” and says that Tokyo should “get used to” the practice.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Japan scrambles jets as Chinese warplanes fly near Okinawa

Japan’s Air Force deployed fighter jets to shadow Chinese warplanes passing near the island of Okinawa, according to reports citing the Japanese Defense Ministry. Okinawa is the home base of the majority of US troops stationed in Japan.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Japan govt ordered to pay $266m for aircraft noise

A Japanese court on Thursday awarded record compensation for thousands of residents near a US military base over aircraft noise, but rejected their demand to suspend flights at odd hours.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Japan's top court backs U.S. base relocation within Okinawa

Japan's top court ruled in favor Tuesday of the central government's plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base within Okinawa despite opposition from the island's governor.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Japan to compensate 3,400 residents over US base noise. Suspension of flights was rejected

The Japanese government has been ordered to compensate around 3,400 residents living near the controversial American military base in Futenma, in Okinawa prefecture, southwest Japan, for various inconveniences, including noise from the base leading to distress and insomnia.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Senkaku/Diaoyu issue: Japan to remain vigilant after China air force drill

Tokyo stressed Monday that it will remain vigilant and "watch closely" activities by Beijing’s military after Chinese fighter jets flew through a strait between Japanese islands in southern Okinawa prefecture.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tens of Thousands Protest US Bases in Okinawa

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered on the Japanese island of Okinawa demanding the U.S. military shut down its bases there following a rash of high-profile incidents involving service members that have made headlines in recent months.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

EE.UU. podría devolver a Japón una parte de su base militar en Okinawa a principios de 2017

El comandante del Cuerpo de Marines de EE.UU. en Okinawa, teniente general Lawrence D. Nicholson, se ha pronunciado sobre la posibilidad de devolver a Japón 10.000 acres (40,5 kilómetros cuadrados) de terreno que forman parte de un campo de entrenamiento de los militares estadounidenses, conocido como Camp Gonsalves, informa Reuters.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Japan deploys 12 coast guard ships to patrol Senkakus

The Japan Coast Guard said Monday it has finished deploying 12 ships to exclusively patrol areas around Japanese-controlled, Chinese-claimed islands in the East China Sea amid China's growing maritime assertiveness.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

US fighters fly over S. Korea in show of force toward DPRK

Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea's airspace on Wednesday in an apparent show of force toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Japan takes no destroy action after DPRK's rocket passes Okinawa

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) did not take any destroy action to a rocket launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier Sunday heading for the direction of Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa.

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