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The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

October 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has previously stated that he would work to ease Okinawa’s US military base burden by transferring military training outside of the prefecture and stopping the operation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within five years. However, his plan appears not to be progressing. Also, there are still concerns over the safety of the Osprey.

According to a visual inspection carried out by the Ginowan City Government,...

 

Ospreys eight times louder than the CH-53 helicopter

Ospreys eight times louder than the CH-53 helicopter

May 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Takeshi Tokashiki, an associate professor at the University of the Ryukyus, has surveyed the frequency of noise emitted by the MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 helicopters stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. The survey revealed the Osprey aircraft’s noise...

More MV-22 Ospreys arrive on Futenma

More MV-22 Ospreys arrive on Futenma

August 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of August 12, the U.S. Marine Corps resumed the deployment of additional MV-22 Osprey to Futenma Air Station. The U.S. military suspended this, considering the reaction of Okinawan residents after a Kadena based HH-60 rescue helicopter crashed in...

More MV-22s coming to Okinawa in early August

July 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Defense announced on July 1 that the U.S. Marine Corps will send 12 additional MV-22 Osprey aircraft to U.S. Iwakuni Air Station, Yamaguchi, from July 28 to 31. The vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft will be deployed to U.S. Marine Corps...

More than 100 Marines parachute jump from MV-22

May 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 3, at the Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield, the U.S. military conducted parachute training from MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft. The training occurred 19 times over three consecutive days with a total of 15 aircraft flying to the airfield.

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U.S. military to deploy more Osprey to Okinawa

April 30, 2013 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

In a meeting held at the Department of Defense in the afternoon of April 29, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that 12 more MV-22 Osprey aircraft will be deployed...

U.S. soldier lands on private property during Osprey training

U.S. soldier lands on private property during Osprey training

May 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

After 10:00a.m. on May 1, at Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield, the U.S. military conducted parachute training for soldiers jumping from MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft. One of the soldiers involved landed on private property outside that controlled...

Okinawa Governor Nakaima renounces Osprey operation from Futenma Air Station

February 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In his regular press conference held in the afternoon of February 8, Okinawan Governor Hirokazu Nakaima referred to the incident in which a water bottle dropped from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after it took off from U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Nakaima...

Abe reiterates that the government will stick to the Henoko relocation plan

Abe reiterates that the government will stick to the Henoko relocation plan

February 3, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 2, for the first time since regaining the premiership, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Okinawa to meet Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at a hotel in Naha. While Nakaima expressed his gratitude to Abe for meeting Okinawan requests for about 300...

Okinawan leaders hold rally in Naha to request rescinding of Osprey deployment

Okinawan leaders hold rally in Naha to request rescinding of Osprey deployment

January 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon on January 22, Okinawan leaders held a rally at the Naha Civic Hall to request that the U.S. and Japanese governments rescind the deployment of the Osprey to Okinawa.

About 1300 people participated in the rally. They criticized the U.S....

Four thousand people at rally in Tokyo ask U.S. and Japanese governments to rescind Osprey deployment

Four thousand people at rally in Tokyo ask U.S. and Japanese governments to rescind Osprey deployment

January 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 27, the mayors or representatives of all 41 municipalities in Okinawa, the head of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly and representatives of the rally executive committee went to Tokyo to participate in the rally held at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall....

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