United To Close Flight Attendant Base In Japan

United to close flight attendant base in Japan

A major US carrier, United Airlines, is closing a flight attendant base in Japan. The move comes at a time when the carrier is suffering poor business performance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

United Airlines and a union representing its flight attendants say a decision has been made to close the base at Narita Airport near Tokyo at the end of September.

Workers Around Us Base In Okinawa Tested For Virus

Workers around US base in Okinawa tested for virus

People working around a US military base in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, have been tested for the coronavirus amid a rising number of cases at the base.

A local medical association and prefectural officials took test samples from about 200 people in Kin Town on Sunday. The people tested are taxi drivers and employees of bars and night clubs frequented by individuals connected to Camp Hansen, which is located in the town.

Okinawa Governor Seeks Info On Us Base Infections

Okinawa governor seeks info on US base infections

The governor of the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa has asked the country's defense minister to urge US troops stationed there to promptly provide information on coronavirus infections.

A number of US military-affiliated personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus, including those at the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station and Camp Hansen.

Okinawa Base Relocation Work Resumes

Okinawa base relocation work resumes

Japan's defense ministry has resumed landfill work to build a US military base in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, after a two-month suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The landfill is part of a plan to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station from Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district of Nago City.

Govt. Set To Continue Okinawa Base Relocation Plan

Govt. set to continue Okinawa base relocation plan

Japan's central government looks set to continue implementing its plan to relocate a US base within the southwestern prefecture of Okinawa.

Sunday's Okinawa prefectural assembly election gave a small majority to parties supporting Governor Tamaki Denny.

Govt., Okinawa Still Disputing Futenma Base Move

Govt., Okinawa still disputing Futenma base move

Japan's Defense Ministry filed an application with Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday to alter a construction plan for the relocation of a US base within the prefecture. The revised plan would include work to strengthen the soft foundation of reclaimed land. The prefecture is expected to reject the request.

The central government wants to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Us Base Relocation May Take 12 Years, $8.5 Billion

US base relocation may take 12 years, $8.5 billion

Japan's Defense Ministry says it will take about 12 years and much more money than initially expected to complete the planned relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.

The Ministry says building a replacement facility in the Henoko District of Nago City may cost about 8.5 billion dollars. That's more than 2.5 times the initial estimate.

Okinawa Base Landfill May Take 10 Years To Finish

Okinawa base landfill may take 10 years to finish

Japan's Defense Ministry is making arrangements to extend the planned completion date for the relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Prefecture.

The central government wants to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Aomori Governor Wants Misawa Base To Halt Drills

Aomori governor wants Misawa base to halt drills

The governor of Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan wants a US military base to suspend drills after a fighter jet accidentally dropped an inert bomb.

An F-16 stationed at the US Misawa Air Base dropped the 230-kilogram device on private land near a gunnery range north of the base on Wednesday. The US military has now suspended training with inert bombs at the base.