Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan`s southern main island

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

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

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

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 calls on US to suspend military chopper ops

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

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

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`

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

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

Japanese officials and media reported, however, that only 4,700 of the Marines would end up in Guam.

Japan election sure to show opposition to US base

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.

Japan searches for US base row compromise

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.

US base row focus of Japan city vote

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.