Okinawa

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

A South Korean Air Force spokesman said an "unspecified number" of F-22s would take part in the drill.

Nov 24, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

A 33,205-tonne cargo vessel with 26 Indians on board sent a distress signal on Friday as a typhoon churned in the region

Oct 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Japan to pay damages to Okinawans hit by United States jets' noise

A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the central government to pay over $260 million in compensation to residents living near a US airbase in Okinawa over aircraft noise.

Feb 23, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

US returns 4,000 hectares of its Japanese military bases

The United States returned to Japan the control of 4,000 hectares occupied until now by its military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

Dec 23, 2016, 03:25 AM IST
US military resumes Osprey flights in Japan after crash

US military resumes Osprey flights in Japan after crash

The US Marines on Monday resumed flights of their controversial Osprey aircraft in Japan, less than a week after a crash off the southern island of Okinawa sparked local protests.

Dec 19, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Chinese military unveils new weapons after South China Sea verdict

Chinese military unveils new weapons after South China Sea verdict

Chinese military has unveiled a range of new weapons, including long-range missiles, amid calls by its top officials to be combat-ready following a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal that struck down China's "historical rights" in the South China Sea.

Jul 22, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

Japan, US to limit legal protection for base personnel

Some US civilians working on military bases in Japan are likely to lose their protected legal status under planned changes announced on Tuesday, as anger rages over the rape and murder of a local woman.

Jul 05, 2016, 12:23 PM IST

US Navy lifts temporary drinking ban on its sailors in Japan

Sailors will be allowed to drink alcohol on US bases there and in private residences outside, but not in off-base bars.

Jun 17, 2016, 08:37 AM IST

US Navy slaps drinking ban on sailors in Japan

The US Navy on Monday banned its sailors stationed in Japan from drinking in response to the arrest of an American sailor in Okinawa on a suspected DUI charge.

Jun 06, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

US military kept nukes on Okinawa during Cold War

The US government has declassified the fact it held nuclear weapons on Okinawa in Japan during the Cold War, though the matter had long been an open secret.

Feb 20, 2016, 04:46 AM IST

Japan govt takes Okinawa to court over US base relocation

Japan on Tuesday sued its southern region of Okinawa over local resistance to a new US military base, the latest chapter in deepening mistrust between central authorities and the government of the strategic island.

Nov 17, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Japan resumes work on controversial US base in Okinawa

 Tokyo on Saturday resumed work on a controversial new US military base in southern Okinawa following a month-long suspension, officials said, even as talks with local officials opposed to the project remained deadlocked.

Sep 12, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Japan suspends work on US base on Okinawa as Abe battles low ratings

Japan said on Tuesday it was suspending construction of a contentious US air base on the island of Okinawa for a month to give time for talks between the central government and island authorities opposed to the facility.

Aug 04, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

Thousands protest US military base in Japan's Okinawa

Thousands of people rallied in Okinawa in southern Japan today in protest against a controversial US airbase on the island, as a two-decade-old bitter row over the relocation of the site drags on.

May 17, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Typhoon Noul in Japan after deadly Philippines hit

Powerful Typhoon Noul crashed into the southern Japanese island chain of Okinawa Tuesday, after killing two people in the Philippines, bringing surging waves and howling winds as it headed towards the mainland.

May 12, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Hundreds flee rumbling Philippines volcano, typhoon

 Hundreds of people fled their homes on the slopes of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Friday as authorities warned of rain-driven mudflows from an approaching typhoon that could bury them alive.

May 08, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Apr 20, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan

Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa.

Apr 17, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Tokyo urges Okinawa governor to back down in US base row

 Shinzo Abe`s right-hand man on Sunday urged the governor of Okinawa to concede in a lingering row over the construction of a US air base ahead of the Japanese prime minister`s visit to Washington later this month.

Apr 05, 2015, 09:54 AM IST