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Close shave for 59 people on Japanese airliner

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 15:40

Japan`s transport ministry said a plane of Peach Aviation Ltd. Dived to 75 meters above the sea in Okinawa Prefecture yesterday while trying to land at Naha airport after the pilot "misunderstood" instructions from the control tower.

US Marine held in Japan for trespass

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 19:12

US Marines in Japan are also banned from drinking outside their bases as drunken soldiers have conducted more offences that provoked residents` anger.

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 to remove 9,000 Marines from Japan`s Okinawa

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 08:31

The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the US-Japan defence alliance.

US, Japan mull sending 4,700 Marines to Guam

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 12:08

The United States and Japan are hoping to break a stalemate over the US military presence on Okinawa.

`US to transfer Marines from Okinawa to Guam’

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 14:08

The United States and Japan have agreed to tweak a six-year-old agreement on Marines based on the southern island of Okinawa.

78% of local govts won`t consider US base relocated: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 00:00

Japanese local govt leaders are widely against hosting US military bases.

US to wait-and-watch on Japan`s new deadline for base issue

Last Updated: Friday, March 05, 2010, 14:46

A senior US official has indicated that Washington will take a wait-and-see stance on a new deadline set by Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama`s government for deciding where to relocate a US Marine base in Okinawa Prefecture.