Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:07
Japan has scrambled fighter jets for two days running in response to four Chinese military aircraft flying over international waters near the Okinawa island chain, according to reports today.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 14:42
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 14:01
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 08:40
The row over the islands, which are presently controlled by Japan, has left ties between Tokyo and Beijing highly tense.
Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 12:24
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.
Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 13:07
A US Marine has been sentenced to four years in prison for molesting and assaulting a woman in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture in August.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 14:18
Japanese officials and media reported, however, that only 4,700 of the Marines would end up in Guam.
Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010, 17:59
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.
Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010, 14:41
Japan`s centre-left government on Friday scrambled to work out a compromise in a festering row over a controversial US military base, days before the country`s foreign minister heads to Washington.
Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 11:20
Japanese voters in a city on Okinawa island go to the polls to elect a new mayor on Sunday in a vote that throws a spotlight on a dispute with the United States over where to build a controversial new US air base.
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