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Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan`s southern main island

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:22

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. 

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:38

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.

Japan issues highest alert over super typhoon Neoguri

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:41

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.

Super typhoon takes aim at Japan

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:42

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.

Japan scrambles fighters after China flights: Media

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.

Japan`s PM warns China on use of force

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.

Japan calls on US to suspend military chopper ops

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.

US F-15 jet crashes off Japan`s Okinawa

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.

China reiterates sovereignty over Diaoyu islands

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.

`US military to return some Okinawa land to Japan`

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.

US Marine jailed for molesting Okinawa woman

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.

US likely to scale down plans for bases in Japan

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.