Abe Vows To Win Understanding On Okinawa Base

Abe vows to win understanding on Okinawa base

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do everything he can to win understanding for the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to another site in Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House Budget Committee meeting on Friday.

Defense Chief Aims For Quick Base Work

Defense chief aims for quick base work

Japan's defense chief says he intends to move ahead quickly with preparations to resume reclamation work for the relocation of a US military base in Okinawa.

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters on Tuesday that the land ministry told him about its decision to temporarily suspend Okinawa Prefecture's revocation of a landfill permit.

Injunction Issued In Favor Of Okinawa Base Work

Injunction issued in favor of Okinawa base work

Japan's land minister has issued an injunction that will allow the resumption of work relating to the relocation of a US military base in Okinawa.

Keiichi Ishii told reporters on Tuesday that his ministry had temporarily suspended Okinawa Prefecture's revocation of a landfill permit for the relocation work.

Injunction Granted For Okinawa Base Landfill

Injunction granted for Okinawa base landfill

Japan's Defense Ministry is set to resume reclamation work in Okinawa to relocate a US military base within the southern island prefecture.

Land minister Keiichi Ishii issued an injunction on Tuesday giving a green light to the work. His ministry has jurisdiction over the land reclamation law.

Minister To Seek Understanding On Okinawa Base

Minister to seek understanding on Okinawa base

Japan's new defense minister has pledged efforts to seek local understanding on plans to move a US military base in Okinawa and deploy a new ground-based Aegis missile defense system.

Takeshi Iwaya was speaking to reporters on Thursday. He said the government remains committed to moving the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City in Okinawa to the Henoko district of Nago City, also in the prefecture, at an early date.

Tamaki Reiterates Opposition To Base Relocation

Tamaki reiterates opposition to base relocation

Denny Tamaki, who was chosen as the next governor of Okinawa in Sunday's election, has reiterated his opposition to the Japanese government's plan to move a US military base within the prefecture.

The former Lower House lawmaker was speaking to reporters on Monday morning.

Suga: Govt. Steadfast In Relocating Okinawa Base

Suga: Govt. steadfast in relocating Okinawa base

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government's plan to relocate a US military base in Okinawa to another location within the prefecture will not be affected by the results of the gubernatorial election on September 30th.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Thursday as official campaigning in the race to pick the successor of the late governor Takeshi Onaga kicked off.

Okinawa Pulls Reclamation Permit For Us Base

Okinawa pulls reclamation permit for US base

The Okinawa prefectural government has revoked a landfill permit for a new US Marine Corps base in a coastal area of Nago City. The move is aimed at blocking reclamation work by the central government.

The land is being reclaimed to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district.

Okinawa To Revoke Landfill Permit For New Us Base

Okinawa to revoke landfill permit for new US base

The government of Okinawa Prefecture has decided to revoke on Friday a landfill permit it granted for building a new US Marine Corps base in a coastal area of Nago City.

Okinawa made the decision on Thursday, to block the construction.

5 Ospreys To Be Deployed At Us Yokota Base

5 Ospreys to be deployed at US Yokota base

The US Air Force will deploy 5 Osprey transport aircraft at Yokota Air Base in the suburbs of Tokyo this October. The move will mark the first deployment of the aircraft on the mainland of Japan.

The Japanese government said on Wednesday that it was briefed by the US military about the planned deployment of 5 Air Force CV-22 Ospreys at Yokota on October 1st.

Suga: Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Will Not Change

Suga: Okinawa base relocation plan will not change

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government has not changed its policy of advancing a plan to relocate a US military base within Okinawa Prefecture.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Thursday, one day after Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga died of pancreatic cancer. The top government spokesman said he was shocked by Onaga's death and offered his condolences.

Possible Bullet Found Outside Us Base In Okinawa

Possible bullet found outside US base in Okinawa

Local officials in Okinawa are voicing concern after an apparent bullet damaged a shed near a US base in that prefecture.

On Thursday, police received a report from the owner of a farm shed in Nago City that the glass in its windows had been broken and what looked like a bullet was found inside.