Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa governor elections

A staunch opponent of the planned relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Island, where the issue sparked major public protests, has beaten a government-backed competitor in the local governor elections. Read more Denny Tamaki, a former opposition lawmaker and a son of the US marine, has got a win against Atsushi Sakima, the […]

Hundreds protest US military flights over Okinawa schools after 2 dangerous incidents (PHOTOS)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 01:41 Edited time: 31 Dec, 2017 02:53 The chain of recent incidents involving US military aircraft has prompted Okinawans to stage a protest against the military facility located near their homes, citing safety concerns for their children. Hundreds of residents of the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, took to the streets Friday […]

Okinawa schoolboy injured after window falls from US helicopter

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 05:36 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 06:32 A Japanese schoolboy has reportedly become the latest victim of the much-maligned US military presence in Okinawa. An American helicopter is said to have started falling apart directly above a schoolyard, resulting in injuries to the child. On Wednesday morning, an angular object […]

Okinawa governor demands US military presence pact amendments for the sake of 'shocked' locals

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 03:31 The governor of Okinawa is urging Tokyo to amend the pact on the status of the US troops in Japan to combat the “significant anxiety” the locals are enduring because of the rowdy Americans’ presence. The governor of the southern prefecture, Takeshi Onaga, demanded that the central government makes […]

US military truck crash kills elderly civilian in Okinawa, Japan

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 07:18 Edited time: 19 Nov, 2017 08:19 A US military truck collided with a light vehicle in Okinawa, Japan, killing an elderly civilian, local media reports. The driver, allegedly a member of the US Marine Corps, was drunk at the moment of the crash and is being questioned. READ MORE: Japan […]

Flight Review: Peach (A320) Economy From Bangkok to Okinawa

Flight Review: Peach (A320) Economy From Bangkok to Okinawa Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

‘Marines out!’ Japanese police forcibly remove anti-US base sit-in in Okinawa (VIDEO)

Published time: 13 Jul, 2017 17:47 Police have forcibly removed protesters staging a sit-in outside the US Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab in Okinawa in a campaign to protest the relocation of the Futenma base. The US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station is going to be moved from the densely populated Ginowan to a less populated […]

Banned chemicals contaminate groundwater near US bases on Okinawa

Elevated levels of two banned pollutants used by the US military have been detected in groundwater running under Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japanese officials have said. The Pentagon won’t let Okinawan officials on base to investigate. The carcinogenics perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were found in high concentrations in underground […]