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: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 13:50
The United States and Japan said today Tokyo would pay a third of the cost of Washington pulling thousands of Marines out of Japan as it reduces its heavy military presence on Okinawa.
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 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.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 15:45
Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.
Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 16:22
The US House of Representatives has passed a key defence spending bill for fiscal 2013.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 14:12
Japan started pulling out ballistic missile interceptors from Okinawa that it had deployed to defend against the possibility of parts of a North Korean rocket falling onto its territory.
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.
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