News Headlines : Okina

OKINAWA NEWSPAPERS FIRE BACK AFTER ANTI-MEDIA COMMENTS AT LDP EVENT


Kazuhiko Taketomi editor in chief of the Okinawa Times expressed strong indignation over Hyakuta's reported remarks... READ MORE

2nd July, 2015 112

ABE FACES GROWING WRATH OF OKINAWANS OVER US BASE


But as he begins to focus on the noneconomic pieces of his agenda, resistance is stirring not only in Okinawa but across Japan... READ MORE

5th July, 2015 575

OKINAWA GOVERNOR LEAVES FOR U.N. TO COURT WORLD OPINION OVER BASE PLAN


Human Rights Council in a bid to make clear to the international community Okinawa's opposition to the building of a new U.S... READ MORE

19th September, 2015 75

Recent News Headlines : Okina

VISITORS WOWED AS OKINAWA AQUARIUM BECOMES WORLD'S FIRST TO EXHIBIT GIANT OCEANIC MANTA RAY


At the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a giant oceanic manta ray can be seen gliding effortlessly through the Kuroshio Sea attraction's large ocean aquarium, dr... READ MORE

7th December, 2018 1284

70,000 RALLY IN OKINAWA OVER US MILITARY BASE RELOCATION


Onaga, elected in 2014, had spearheaded opposition to the relocation and criticised the central government for ignoring the voices of Okinawans... READ MORE

11th August, 2018 235

OKINAWA GOVERNOR RENEWS CALL TO REDUCE BASES AS PREFECTURE MARKS 73RD ANNIVERSARY OF BLOODY GROUND BATTLE


Despite accounting for only 0.6 percent of Japan's land mass, Okinawa hosts about 70 percent of the area exclusively used for U.S. military facilities in Japan... READ MORE

23rd June, 2018 163

US HELICOPTER PART CRASHES ON JAPANESE SCHOOL IN OKINAWA


The southern island of Okinawa hosts the largest US military presence in Japan... READ MORE

13th December, 2017 255

U.S. MILITARY BANS TROOPS IN JAPAN FROM DRINKING AFTER OKINAWA ACCIDENT


U.S. military bans troops in Japan from drinking alcohol after fatal Okinawa accident... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 2957

OKINAWA 'PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE' TO ADDRESS U.N. ABOUT PERCEIVED ABUSES


The government, Yamashiro said, wants to further militarize Okinawa and maintain it as a bulwark against foreign incursions -- particularly from China... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 340

OKINAWA UNVEILS MONUMENT MEMORIALIZING STUDENTS MOBILIZED DURING BRUTAL WORLD WAR II BATTLE FOR THE ISLAND


Okinawa Prefecture unveiled Tuesday a monument to students mobilized during the Battle of Okinawa, one of the bloodiest ground battles during World War II,... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 5

OKINAWA PROTESTS AS JAPAN GOV'T BEGINS LAND RECLAMATION WORK FOR US BASE[1]


Mattis and Abe reiterated both countries' stance that relocating the Futenma base to Henoko remains the only solution ... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 578

FIERCE OPPONENT OF U.S. MILITARY BASES IN OKINAWA DETAINED FOR THREE MONTHS


Yamashiro was arrested on suspicion of cutting a wire fence around a Marine Corps helipad construction site in the forest near Takae in northern Okinawa... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 1679

U.S. MARINE JET CRASHES OFF OKINAWA, PILOT EJECTS SAFELY


The U.S. military in Camp Butler in Okinawa said the cause of Thursday's crash is still under investigation... READ MORE

22nd September, 2016 161

EX-US MARINE CHARGED WITH RAPE, MURDER OF OKINAWA WOMAN


The US military on Okinawa, meanwhile, imposed restrictions including a curfew and temporary curbs on alcohol consumption... READ MORE

30th June, 2016 67

OKINAWA PROTESTS FRESH DRUNK DRIVING CASE OF US BASE WORKER[1]


The Okinawa prefecture lodged a fresh protest Monday to the US military over a case of DUI committed by a US Base worker a day earlier... READ MORE

28th June, 2016 3

OKINAWAN PEOPLE SHOULD CONTINUE FIGHT FOR CHANGE


Okinawan people should continue fight for change lawmaker... READ MORE

20th June, 2016 5

JAPAN TO HALT US OKINAWA BASE RELOCATION WORK BUT GOVERNMENT SAYS PLAN INTACT


Protesters have been asking for the U.S. Futenma airbase to be removed entirely from Okinawa, instead of being relocated within the island... READ MORE

20th June, 2016 9

THOUSANDS PROTEST AT US BASES ON OKINAWA AFTER JAPANESE WOMAN'S MURDER


Protest marks new low for US and Japanese relations over Okinawa with threats to have US air station moved to another part of the island... READ MORE

19th June, 2016 579

THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST U.S. MILITARY IN JAPAN AFTER WOMAN'S DEATH


The rally called for a review of the U.S.-Japanese security agreement, which burdens Okinawa with hosting the bulk of American troops in Japan... READ MORE

19th June, 2016 3

AT OKINAWA PROTEST THOUSANDS CALL FOR REMOVAL OF US BASES


Mr. Onaga has been seeking to forge a broad political coalition to reduce the United States presence... READ MORE

19th June, 2016 864

HUGE PROTEST ON OKINAWA OPPOSES U.S. MILITARY AFTER KILLING


Post to Facebook Huge protest on Okinawa opposes U.S. military after killing Tens of thousands protest against U.S. military bases on the Japanese island... READ MORE

19th June, 2016 341

U.S. NAVY EASES DRINKING BAN IN JAPAN AFTER OKINAWA INCIDENTS


U.S. Naval Forces Japan said in a statement Friday that sailors are now allowed to drink on base as well as at their off-base houses... READ MORE

17th June, 2016 5

U.S. NAVY BANS ALCOHOL IN JAPAN AFTER CRIME SPREE


Such high-profile crimes have strained U.S.-Japan relations and jeopardize plans to relocate a key U.S. airbase in Okinawa... READ MORE

6th June, 2016 425

OKINAWA MURDER CASE HEIGHTENS OUTCRY OVER US MILITARYS PRESENCE


Half of the 50,000 American military personnel in Japan are stationed here, and United States facilities take up one-fifth of Okinawan land... READ MORE

4th June, 2016 176

OBAMA EXTENDS 'DEEPEST REGRETS' OVER OKINAWA MURDER


The 20-year-old victim was raped and strangled by a former US Marine in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture last month, whose body was dumped in a forested area... READ MORE

26th May, 2016 0

OBAMA EXPRESSES REGRET OVER ALLEGED MURDER BY US BASE WORKER IN JAPAN


Obama said US would cooperate in investigation of airbase worker Kenneth Franklin Shizato, a case that could upset relocation of Okinawa military base... READ MORE

26th May, 2016 20

OKINAWA GOV. TAKESHI ONAGA ASKS ABE TO SET UP MEETING WITH OBAMA


Arranging the meeting would be difficult, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference following a meeting between Onaga and Abe in Tokyo... READ MORE

23rd May, 2016 9


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