April 02, 2013
Scientists have discovered the disappearance of hard coral reefs in areas of the sea with high levels of ocean acidification, such as the waters around Iwotorishima island in...
February 02, 2013
NAHA--Venturing into a policy area that bedeviled past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated he was eager to reduce the burden of U.S. military bases in Okinawa.
May 09, 2012
Fifty percent of residents of Okinawa Prefecture say “discrimination by the mainland” is the reason why the scale of U.S. military bases in the prefecture remains unchanged,...
April 09, 2012
Japan on April 7 completed deployment of surface-to-air missiles to prepare for North Korea’s planned rocket launch later this month, a move a military journalist calls...
December 02, 2011
A theatrical drama depicting a community's struggle to cope with a horrific U.S. military plane crash in Okinawa Prefecture in 1959 will be performed in Tokyo for the first...
November 24, 2011
Six Chinese warships apparently headed for exercises in the Pacific Ocean were spotted in international waters about 100 kilometers northeast of Miyakojima island in Okinawa...
September 27, 2011
A new central government subsidy program will be used to try to break the deadlock in Okinawa Prefecture over the controversial relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station...
August 15, 2011
Kaio Miyagi attended a government memorial service for the war dead on Aug. 15 to pray for a great-grandfather he never met.
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