The commander of the US Pacific Air Forces says discussions are underway on replacing fighter jets at a US air base in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa with F-35 stealth fighters or other new aircraft.
Speaking to NHK and other media outlets in Washington on Wednesday, General Charles Brown said F-15 jets currently deployed at the US Kadena Air Base are showing their age.
A Japanese telecom company has begun operating a vessel that enables people to use mobile phone services in typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.
Mobile phone services remain unavailable across the southern and other parts of the prefecture, partly due to massive power outages caused by Typhoon Faxai. The storm struck the greater Tokyo area a week ago.
A high court has ordered Japan's government to pay more than 240 million dollars to people living near the US Kadena airbase in Okinawa for suffering due to aircraft noise. But it rejected their demand for a ban on nighttime flights of US military aircraft.
The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court handed down the ruling on Wednesday.
A Japanese high court has ordered the central government to compensate people living around a US airbase in Okinawa for their suffering from aircraft noise.
The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court on Wednesday awarded over 26 billion yen, or more than 240 million dollars, to a group of about 22,000 plaintiffs who live near the US Kadena Air Base.
The Governor of Okinawa, Denny Tamaki has asked Foreign Minister Taro Kono to suspend the landfill work for the relocation of a US air station within the prefecture. Kono asked the governor for his understanding.
The two met at the prefectural office on Saturday and discussed the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henako district in Nago City.
Pricing for the 2020 Nissan Altima midsize sedan is out, and most trim levels have gone up in price. The smallest increase is on the base S trim, which creeps up $100 to $24,995. The SR trims see the highest increase at $350. There is one exception to the price increases, and that's the SV trim, which actually dropped by $300. Adding all-wheel drive still costs an extra $1,350 and remains unavailable on the turbo models. You can see the full list of prices compared to last year in the chart below.
In addition to adjusting prices, Nissan has also made its suite of safety features, branded by the company as Safety Shield 360, more widely available. The features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams. These features are now standard on SR trim and higher, and are available as an option on the base S trim. The base S trim continues to come with basic automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning as standard.
A governmental arbitration panel has rejected a request by the Okinawa prefectural government to examine a dispute with the central government over a landfill project to relocate a US military base within the prefecture.
The southwestern prefecture filed the request in April with the Central and Local Government Dispute Management Council.
Japan's Defense Ministry is planning to deploy five Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft to a base in Kisarazu City east of Tokyo next March at the earliest, on a temporary basis.
Ministry officials are hoping to meet Kisarazu Mayor Yoshikuni Watanabe this month to ask for his cooperation regarding the ministry's plan to deploy the aircraft to a Ground Self-Defense Force base in the city.