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Delegation from mass rally asks government to cancel deployment

Delegation from mass rally asks government to cancel deployment

September 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 13, a delegation from the Okinawan People’s Mass Rally held in Ginowan on September 9 demanded that the government cancel the deployment of the Osprey aircraft. The 44-member delegation met Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto, Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura. They handed the ministers a resolution demanding the withdrawal of the MV-22 aircraft and the closure of Futenma Air Station. In response, the ministers...

 

Okinawa Governor criticizes Japanese government for understating Osprey emergency landing in North Carolina

Okinawa Governor criticizes Japanese government for understating Osprey emergency landing in North Carolina

September 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 11 Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto met Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the Okinawa Prefectural Office and explained that the emergency landing by an MV-22 Osprey in a field behind a church in Jacksonville, North Carolina on September 6 was...

Tens of thousands participate in protest rally against Osprey deployment in Okinawa

Tens of thousands participate in protest rally against Osprey deployment in Okinawa

September 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 11:00am on September 9, a mass rally was held at the Ginowan Seaside Park to protest against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

According to rally organizers, 101000 people took part in Ginowan, so combined...

Okinawa Governor has difficulty accepting the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

Okinawa Governor has difficulty accepting the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

August 30, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 29, Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto visited Okinawa to report on the results of the investigation into the crash of an MV-22 Osprey that occurred in Morocco this April. During his stay he met with Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, Ginowan Mayor Atsushi...

Disabled people protest MV-22 deployment

Disabled people protest MV-22 deployment

August 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Disabled people have placed a red handkerchief banner on the roof of the Aitopia at Yonashiro, Uruma. U.S. aircraft fly over the welfare service facility in which they work, during routine operations between the air base and training areas such as Ukibaru and Tsuken....

Osprey’s flight control computer possible cause of crash

August 19, 2012 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

It seems that the flight control computer on an MV-22 Osprey does not follow the pilot’s orders when he is trying to regain control after a steering mistake occurs at low speed. Former chief analyst of the Institute...

U.S. military cancels Osprey training at two airports in Hawaii

August 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 13, the U.S. military canceled the training of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft at two airports in Hawaii because of concerns that the downwash generated by the aircraft could impact upon archaeological resources.

This...

Air Force CV-22 Osprey involved in 30 mishaps

July 30, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to documents released by the U.S. Air Force Safety Center on July 29, the Air Force CV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft was involved in at least 30 Class A to C category mishaps in the seven-year period from October 2005 to June...

OPG official opposes Osprey deployment in meetings with U.S. officials

July 25, 2012 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On July 23, the head of the Executive Office of the Governor, Susumu Matayoshi, who is traveling in the United States, met with U.S. government officials and expressed the opposition of the Okinawa Prefectural Government...

Defense Minister says that he possesses no data on the flight distance capabilities of the Osprey on autorotation in an emergency

July 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 17, Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto commented that he had no accurate data on the flight distance capability of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft using autorotation to avoid dangerous situations in an emergency. This...

Executive committee established to organize protest rally against Osprey deployment

July 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 18, in the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly building, an executive committee was established to organize a protest rally against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to MCAS Futenma. The committee plans to hold the...

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