Yokosuka Naval Base

MSDF confirms sailor was bullied before suicide
The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Yokosuka Naval Base (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Prefecture--The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Sept. 1 acknowledged that a sailor killed himself after incessant bullying from a superior, who then tried to...
U.S. base watchdog says state secrets law will deal it heavy blow
Wataro Rai, editor in chief of citizens group Rimpeace, watches movements at the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Nov. 6. (Fumiaki Sonoyama)
YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Prefecture--Rimpeace, a citizens group that tracks U.S. military activity in Japan, fears that it is about to fall afoul of impending legislation on...
U.S. soldiers let children hold guns at Yokosuka base
Children hold rifles at the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture during an event on Aug. 3. Part of the image has been altered. (Provided by the Miura Peninsula liaison council against the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier’s home porting)
YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Prefecture--U.S. military personnel at the Yokosuka Naval Base here allowed children and other visitors to hold rifles in a firing position on Aug. 3,...
U.S. Navy to replace aircraft carrier at Yokosuka base
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, seen in this photo, is expected to replace the George Washington at Yokosuka Naval Base. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The USS George Washington aircraft carrier stationed at the Yokosuka Naval Base will be replaced by a similar Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in 2015, sources said...
U.S. frustrated with Japan's initial response to Fukushima
An aerial view of the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka Naval Base (Photo by Naoko Kawamura)
Between late on March 14, 2011, and early the next morning, a top secret diplomatic cable arrived at the Foreign Ministry.
PROMETHEUS TRAP (1): U.S. frustrated with Japan's initial response ...
An aerial view of the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka Naval Base (Photo by Naoko Kawamura)
Editor's note: This is the first part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the differences between Japan...
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