Japan PM says finalizing plan to end US base row

Japan PM has said he was finalizing a plan to resolve a row over a US airbase by an end-of-May deadline.

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 envoy urges Japan to stick to deadline for base row

A senior US envoy has warned that ties with Japan could be "affected in many fields" if Tokyo missed a May deadline for solving a dispute over an American military base, Japanese lawmakers said on Saturday.

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.

Japan to settle US base row despite pol. risk: Report

Japan`s govt has told the US it will decide by May where to relocate a controversial US military base even if it risks breaking up the ruling coalition.

Japan to handle US base row `flexibly`: Hatoyama

Japan`s PM Hatoyama has said he wants to "be flexible" in handling the controversial relocation of a US military base in Okinawa.