Court Grants Damages Over Kadena Base Noise

Court grants damages over Kadena base noise

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.

Us May Ask Allies To Cover Base Budget Diversion

US may ask allies to cover base budget diversion

The US Department of Defense has suggested that allies make up military base budget shortfalls as a result of a planned diversion of funds to build the US-Mexico border wall.

The department has decided to reallocate about 1.8 billion dollars from US military bases in 19 countries.

Kono And Tamaki Discuss Us Base Issue

Kono and Tamaki discuss US base issue

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.

2020 Nissan Altima Base Price Creeps Up, Saftey Features More Widely Available

2020 Nissan Altima base price creeps up, saftey features more widely available

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.

Panel Rejects Okinawa Request On Base Issue

Panel rejects Okinawa request on base issue

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.

Sdf To Deploy Ospreys To A Base In Chiba

SDF to deploy Ospreys to a base in Chiba

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.

Base Relocation Opponent Projected To Win

Base relocation opponent projected to win

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

Japan May Be Base For Phone Scam Targeting China

Japan may be base for phone scam targeting China

Scammers from Taiwan may have used vacant houses in Japan for telephone fraud targeting people in China.

Last month, Japanese police arrested 10 Taiwanese men and women at Narita airport near Tokyo for allegedly lying on their immigration forms.

Toyota C-hr Gets New Base Trim That's About $1,400 Cheaper

Toyota C-HR gets new base trim that's about $1,400 cheaper

Toyota has announced pricing and trim levels for the 2019 C-HR crossover. A rather substantial price drop for the cheapest C-HR is at hand: while the 2018 C-HR started at $23,410 for the XLE trim, the new base C-HR, the LE starts from $20,995 excluding destination fees, or $22,090 with them.

Earlier, Toyota only offered the C-HR with two trim levels, the XLE and XLE Premium, but the latter has now been removed, and there are three versions. The LE's introduction means a touch of de-contenting, as the base model is offered with 17-inch steel wheels and a plastic steering wheel. While there are LED DRLs, the headlights are halogen. Still, even the LE gets the 8-inch touchscreen that is Apple CarPlay compatible, and dynamic radar cruise control. As well as the DRCC, all models get Toyota's Safety Sense suite that includes collision avoidance systems such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and steering-assisting lane keeper.

Abe, Okinawa Governor Meet Over Base Relocation

Abe, Okinawa Governor meet over base relocation

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has demanded that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspend landfill work for the relocation of a US military base within the southern prefecture. The prime minister asked the governor for his understanding of the relocation project, while agreeing to continue dialogue with the prefecture.

Abe met with Tamaki on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City, to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Voting Underway In Okinawa Referendum On Us Base

Voting underway in Okinawa referendum on US base

Voters in Okinawa are casting ballots in a referendum on the ongoing land reclamation work to relocate a US military base within the southwestern Japanese prefecture.

Election officials say the estimated voter turnout was 7.60 percent as of 11 AM on Sunday. The officials also say 237,447 people, or about 20 percent of eligible voters, cast early ballots before Sunday.

Okinawa Referendum On Us Base Relocation

Okinawa referendum on US base relocation

Voters in Okinawa are casting ballots in a referendum on the ongoing land reclamation work to relocate a US military base within the southwestern Japanese prefecture.

More than 300 polling stations across the prefecture opened at 7 AM on Sunday. Voters are being asked to choose whether they support, oppose, or neither support nor oppose the landfill work to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma air station to a coastal area of Henoko district in Nago City.

Committee Rejects Okinawa Request On Base Issue

Committee rejects Okinawa request on base issue

Japan's mediation committee has rejected the Okinawa government's request for adjudication in 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 last November with the committee, which handles disputes between the central and local governments.