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Civilian aircraft not permitted in Iejima training airspace despite 1985 U.S.-Japan agreement

Civilian aircraft not permitted in Iejima training airspace despite 1985 U.S.-Japan agreement

 

March 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A 1985 agreement between the U.S. and Japanese governments gives civilian aircraft permission to enter U.S. military training airspace around Iejima at an altitude above 5000 feet (1524 meters). However on March 29 this year, the Marine Corps stated its understanding that passage of civilian aircraft is not permitted at all when the training airspace is in use by the U.S. military.

This is another indication that the U.S.-Japan...

 

CV-22 Osprey set to deploy at Yokota Air Base also being used for night training in Okinawa, has a higher accident rate than the MV-22

 

March 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – The U.S. military announced that the CV-22 Osprey scheduled to deploy...

U.S. training airspace around Okinawa expanded under guise of temporary use, impeding civil aviation

U.S. training airspace around Okinawa expanded under guise of temporary use, impeding civil aviation

 

March 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Shimabukuro and Ryota Nakamura

 

Over the past two years U.S. military training airspace around Okinawa has greatly expanded, restricting the navigation of civilian aircraft.

The U.S. military added...

Protesters demand a reversal of peace-leader Hiroji Yamashiro’s sentence at demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.D.

Protesters demand a reversal of peace-leader Hiroji Yamashiro’s sentence at demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.D.

 

March 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

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Japan determines U.S. contractors are also “employees,” in compensation case for murdered woman

Japan determines U.S. contractors are also “employees,” in compensation case for murdered woman

 

March 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – Regarding the 2016 murder of a woman attached to a U.S. military base,...

Onaga interviews Center for Biological Diversity personnel about U.S. dugong lawsuit with DoD

Onaga interviews Center for Biological Diversity personnel about U.S. dugong lawsuit with DoD

 

March 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga arrived in San Francisco, California on March 11 (local time).

There, he had an interview with Peter Galvin and Miyoko Sakashita of the Center...

Vice governor protests the government for the fall of F-15 machine part

Vice governor protests the government for the fall of F-15 machine part

 

March 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the fall of a machine part from an F-15 combat plane from the U.S. Kadena air force base, it was revealed on March 8 that it took six days for the headquarters of the 18th Air Wing to acknowledge the accident after it had occurred.

Chief...

Okinawa Defense Bureau releases report expressing doubt over Henoko construction site being over active fault line and on weak ground

Okinawa Defense Bureau releases report expressing doubt over Henoko construction site being over active fault line and on weak ground

 

March 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ikue Nakaima

 

A report by the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) obtained March 6, detailing the results of a geological survey conducted on the undersea portion of the area designated for new base construction in Henoko, Nago, clearly...

Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Akiba denies making his 2009 statement that proposing nuclear storage site on Okinawa or Guam would be “persuasive,” recorded in U.S. Congressional memo

Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Akiba denies making his 2009 statement that proposing nuclear storage site on Okinawa or Guam would be “persuasive,” recorded in U.S. Congressional memo

March 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

The U.S. Congress established the Congressional Commission on U.S. Strategic Posture, chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry. This Commission was tasked with developing the former Obama administration’s...

Prefectural Assembly repeats request for closure of Futenma stating, “Okinawa is not a colony”

Prefectural Assembly repeats request for closure of Futenma stating, “Okinawa is not a colony”

 

February 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 21, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopted a written statement and protest resolution requesting the immediate closure of Futenma Air Station.

These were adopted in response to a Futenma Air Station...

“Would you build it in Lake Towada, Matsushima, or Lake Biwa?” Governor Takeshi Onaga says base relocation “For political purposes,” urges Diet committee to reconsider

“Would you build it in Lake Towada, Matsushima, or Lake Biwa?” Governor Takeshi Onaga says base relocation “For political purposes,” urges Diet committee to reconsider

 

February 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga held a conference to exchange ideas with Japan’s...