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Bucket falls from airborne MV 22 Osprey in San Diego

January 20, 2013 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On January 17, a five-gallon bucket fell from an USMC MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft and smashed through the roof of an auto repair shop near the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, damaging six vehicles. According to former chief analyst Arthur Rex Rivolo, the Osprey lacks a pressure adjustment function, so it flies with its rear hatch open to get a clear rear view. Rivolo...

 

United States plans to deploy CV-22 Osprey in Japan

United States plans to deploy CV-22 Osprey in Japan

January 13, 2013 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

In a press conference held in the Department of Defense on January 11, Michael Donley, secretary of the United States Air Force, has commented on the plan to deploy the CV-22 Osprey, an air-force variant of the MV-22...

Thousands of protesters march against Osprey deployment while singing

Thousands of protesters march against Osprey deployment while singing

December 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 23, a rally was held in Ginowan to protest against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey to Okinawa, and against ongoing crime and incidents involving U.S. military personnel. About 3000 people from both inside and outside of the prefecture participated...

Osprey aircraft fly from Futenma Air Station to Guam for training

Osprey aircraft fly from Futenma Air Station to Guam for training

December 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of December 7, three of the 12 Osprey aircraft deployed to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan flew to Guam for training, arriving there that afternoon. This is the first time that the Osprey aircraft have participated in training conducted...

Number of Osprey flights increase 1.3 times in the two months since deployment

Number of Osprey flights increase 1.3 times in the two months since deployment

December 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 1, two months passed since the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft were deployed to Okinawa. According to investigations carried out by the Ryukyu Shimpo, the number of flights by the aircraft from Futenma Air Station in...

Rallies calling for the withdrawal of the Osprey held in 24 municipalities

Rallies calling for the withdrawal of the Osprey held in 24 municipalities

December 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

December 1 marked two months having passed since the United States deployed the MV-22 Osprey aircraft squadron to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. There are still strong voices being raised among Okinawan people seeking the withdrawal of the Osprey. Starting...

90 dB low-frequency sound recorded in classroom during Osprey take off

90 dB low-frequency sound recorded in classroom during Osprey take off

November 16, 2012 Kenta Masuda of Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, Takeshi Tokashiki, an associate professor of the University of the Ryukyus, conducted a low-frequency sound measurement survey in No. 2 Futenma Elementary School when the MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft took off from U.S. Marine...

Heads of Okinawan municipalities to meet Prime Minister to protest against the deployment of the Osprey

November 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, the executive committee of the protest rally against the Osprey deployment met to decide the schedule for the heads of the 41 municipalities in Okinawa to visit Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in order to protest in person against the deployment of...

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

November 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 4, a photograph entitled No Osprey, which captures a scene of a protest against the deployment of the tilt-rotor aircraft, won the highest award in a high school photography contest. Kanna Higa, a sophomore of Urasoe Technical High School, took the...

U.S. Marines conduct Osprey night flying training in violation of noise-prevention agreement

U.S. Marines conduct Osprey night flying training in violation of noise-prevention agreement

October 31, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, the U.S. Marines in Okinawa conducted night flying training for two MV-22s from Futenma Air Station. The two Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft flew back to the base after 10:00pm. The noise-prevention agreement reached between...

Two thousand people protest in Tokyo against Osprey deployment

Two thousand people protest in Tokyo against Osprey deployment

October 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 23, a group lobbying against the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan held a rally in the Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall in Chiyoda, Tokyo, to protest against the deployment of the Osprey. About 2000 people took...

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