Okinawa island

Japan resumes work on controversial US base on Okinawa

The Japanese government today resumed work on building a controversial US airbase on Okinawa island

Feb 06, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

Southern Japan rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake

In Japan, an earthquake of 5.7 magnitude struck southern Okinawa Island and a chain of neighbouring islands today.

Sep 26, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
India-US-Japan 'Malabar' joint military exercise begins

India-US-Japan 'Malabar' joint military exercise begins

The first harbour phase will conclude on June 13. The second sea phase will run June 14-17 off Okinawa Island.

Jun 10, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

US military chopper crashes near Okinawa: Coastguard

A US military helicopter crashed into the sea off Japan`s Okinawa island Wednesday and two crew members are missing, reports and local officials said.

Aug 12, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude quake hits Okinawa: NHK

A tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) was reportedly forecast to hit the Okinawa island chain Monday after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck far-southern Japan.

Apr 20, 2015, 07:41 AM IST

Okinawa vote may determine fate of US base

Residents of Japan`s Okinawa island chain were Sunday electing a governor, a vote which could hamper efforts to relocate a major US military base as the two countries try to strengthen their alliance.

Nov 16, 2014, 13:03 PM IST

Powerful typhoon churns toward Okinawa with strong winds

A large powerful typhoon moved slowly towards Japan`s Okinawa island chain on Saturday, packing heavy winds that disrupted flights and knocked out power.

Oct 11, 2014, 12:36 PM IST

Japan braces as super typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a super typhoon powering north towards the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swathe of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain. 

Oct 10, 2014, 11:09 AM IST

Typhoon Phanfone heads to Tokyo after killing US airman

A powerful typhoon is heading toward Tokyo after lashing southern Japan, where it killed at least one US airman on Okinawa island and left two others missing.

Oct 05, 2014, 22:02 PM IST

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan`s southern main island

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan`s southern main island early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. 

Jul 10, 2014, 09:22 AM IST

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland today after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.

Jul 09, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

Japan issues highest alert over super typhoon Neoguri

Japan`s weather agency on Monday issued its highest alert as super typhoon Neoguri barreled toward the southern Okinawa island chain, warning of violent winds and high waves.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:41 PM IST

Super typhoon takes aim at Japan

A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading north for Japan on Monday, set to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan`s westernmost main island.

Jul 07, 2014, 09:42 AM IST

Japan calls on US to suspend military chopper ops

Japan`s prime minister on Tuesday called on the US military to suspend helicopter operations in the country`s southern Okinawa island chain after a fatal crash.

Aug 06, 2013, 14:42 PM IST

US F-15 jet crashes off Japan`s Okinawa

The crashed fighter, along with other three F-15s, was on way to participate in training above Okinawa from the US Kadena airbase in the prefecture.

May 28, 2013, 14:01 PM IST

China reiterates sovereignty over Diaoyu islands

The row over the islands, which are presently controlled by Japan, has left ties between Tokyo and Beijing highly tense.

May 09, 2013, 08:40 AM IST

`US military to return some Okinawa land to Japan`

Japan and the United States have agreed on a plan that will see some land occupied by the US military returned to the islands, reports said.

Apr 05, 2013, 12:24 PM IST

US Marine jailed for molesting Okinawa woman

A US Marine has been sentenced to four years in prison for molesting and assaulting a woman in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture in August.

Dec 14, 2012, 13:07 PM IST

US likely to scale down plans for bases in Japan

Japanese officials and media reported, however, that only 4,700 of the Marines would end up in Guam.

Feb 09, 2012, 14:18 PM IST

Japan election sure to show opposition to US base

An election Sunday for the Governor of a southern Japanese island where a controversial US Marine base is located is likely to cause more problems for Japan`s relations with key ally the United States.

Nov 26, 2010, 17:59 PM IST