Marine Corps Air Station Futenma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/51058/all en Japanese-Brazilian woman sues Japanese gov't over denial of re-entry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130508/japanese-brazilian-woman-sues-japanese-govt-over-denia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Brazilian woman of Japanese descent filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government with the Shizuoka District Court on Wednesday demanding that she be allowed to re-enter the country, where her husband lives.</p> <p> Giullyane Futenma, 21, was denied re-entry when her husband Lucas Futenma, 22, also a Japanese-Brazilian, applied for her resident eligibility in December 2012 with the local immigration office in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, so she could join him in Japan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130508/japanese-brazilian-woman-sues-japanese-govt-over-denia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamamatsu Japanese Brazilian Labor Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Politics Kyodo News International Wed, 08 May 2013 17:45:19 +0000 5833524 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Marines expect to stay in Okinawa's Futenma base 10-15 more yrs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130510/us-marines-expect-stay-okinawas-futenma-base-10-15-mor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The U.S. Marine Corps expects to use the Futenma Air Station in Japan's southwestern island prefecture of Okinawa for at least another 10 to 15 years, a top Marine officer told a Senate hearing on Thursday amid a stalemate over the base's contentious relocation plan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130510/us-marines-expect-stay-okinawas-futenma-base-10-15-mor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan–United States relations Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture War Kyodo News International Fri, 10 May 2013 04:30:15 +0000 5834763 at http://www.globalpost.com LDP not to include support for U.S. base relocation plan in pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130520/ldp-not-include-support-us-base-relocation-plan-pledge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party may refrain from expressing support for the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture in its campaign pledges for this summer's upper house election, a senior LDP official said Monday.</p> <p> In February, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is president of the LDP, and U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed the plan to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station from the city of Ginowan to the less populated Henoko area on Okinawa Island as early as possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130520/ldp-not-include-support-us-base-relocation-plan-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Liberal Democratic Party Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture War Kyodo News International Mon, 20 May 2013 13:01:01 +0000 5841952 at http://www.globalpost.com Hashimoto to urge 'strict discipline' for U.S. military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/hashimoto-urge-strict-discipline-us-military <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Sunday he would urge the U.S. military in Japan to enforce strict discipline for its servicemen while reiterating he would retract his earlier remark suggesting they use Japan's adult entertainment industry in order to prevent them committing sex offenses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/hashimoto-urge-strict-discipline-us-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Social Issues Toru Hashimoto Tōru Hashimoto War Kyodo News International Sun, 26 May 2013 04:00:17 +0000 5846231 at http://www.globalpost.com No violations of bilateral agreement on Osprey operations: ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/no-violations-bilateral-agreement-osprey-operations-mi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Defense Ministry said Monday that the U.S. military has not broken operational rules between Japan and the United States regarding its MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft, countering Okinawa's claims that they have flown at a low altitude and outside of the designated hours.</p> <p> The ministry concluded that "there were no clear violations" of the bilateral agreement as it analyzed documents submitted by the local government in Okinawa, together with some 3,000 photos that the ministry's local bureau took near the Futenma Air Station in the city of Ginowan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/no-violations-bilateral-agreement-osprey-operations-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan–United States relations Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture War Kyodo News International Mon, 27 May 2013 05:00:06 +0000 5846660 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. senator backs existing plan to relocate Futenma base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/us-senator-backs-existing-plan-relocate-futenma-base <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said Friday he backs the existing plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base within Japan's Okinawa Prefecture, which has been strongly opposed by local residents.</p> <p> The chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said in an interview with Kyodo News that he intends to support the arrangements on the transfer of the Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station that are made by the governments of Japan and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/us-senator-backs-existing-plan-relocate-futenma-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan–United States relations Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture Politics Social Issues War Kyodo News International Fri, 31 May 2013 13:01:59 +0000 5849415 at http://www.globalpost.com LDP prepared to mention U.S. base relocation in election pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130605/ldp-prepared-mention-us-base-relocation-election-pledg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is now considering mentioning the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture in its campaign pledges for this summer's upper house election.</p> <p> LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba told a senior official of the party's Okinawa prefectural chapter Tuesday that the pledges may include the plan to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station from the city of Ginowan to the less populated Henoko area.</p> <p> The campaign pledges are expected to be finalized in mid-June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130605/ldp-prepared-mention-us-base-relocation-election-pledg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Liberal Democratic Party Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Shigeru Ishiba War Kyodo News International Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:16:11 +0000 5851573 at http://www.globalpost.com Hashimoto proposes hosting Osprey training flights near Osaka http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/hashimoto-proposes-hosting-osprey-training-flights-nea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto proposed Thursday to the government conducting some training exercises of the U.S. military's MV-22 Osprey aircraft near Osaka in a bid to reduce the burden on Okinawa Prefecture, home to the bulk of U.S. bases in Japan.</p> <p> "It's important to study whether it is feasible" for some training to be conducted in Osaka Prefecture, Hashimoto told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga at the premier's office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/hashimoto-proposes-hosting-osprey-training-flights-nea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan–United States relations Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Prefectures of Japan War Kyodo News International Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:56:41 +0000 5851933 at http://www.globalpost.com Restoration Party pledges to include review of arms export principles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130618/restoration-party-pledges-include-review-arms-export-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japan Restoration Party will seek to review the nation's principles on arms exports and to approve the use of the right to collective self-defense, according to a final draft of the party's pledges for the upcoming upper house election.</p> <p> The draft, obtained Tuesday by Kyodo News, also proposes reforming Japan's education system by allowing grade-skipping, and creating a system that facilitates death with dignity in keeping with one's wishes in a living will.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130618/restoration-party-pledges-include-review-arms-export-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Japan Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture Kyodo News International Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:01:53 +0000 5860260 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Marine commander lauds drill with Osprey aircraft on Japan ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130626/top-marine-commander-lauds-drill-osprey-aircraft-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The top U.S. Marine Corps commander on Wednesday lauded the first joint drill involving a Japanese ship and the U.S. Osprey transport aircraft which has been deployed in Japan amid safety concerns.</p> <p> "It was pretty monumental," Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, told reporters in Washington, referring to a recent drill in California in which the MV-22 aircraft landed on a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130626/top-marine-commander-lauds-drill-osprey-aircraft-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Marine Corps Air Station Futenma United States Marine Corps Kyodo News International Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:01:42 +0000 5868765 at http://www.globalpost.com Western Japan city says no to Osprey drills proposed by Hashimoto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130703/western-japan-city-says-no-osprey-drills-proposed-hash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The city assembly of Yao in western Japan passed a resolution Wednesday opposing a proposal by Japan Restoration Party co-head Toru Hashimoto for the city to host some MV-22 Osprey aircraft training exercises conducted by the U.S. military.</p> <p> The resolution by the city in Osaka Prefecture said it "cannot condone training exercises carried out in conditions that do not ensure safety," pointing to Yao airport's location close to urban areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130703/western-japan-city-says-no-osprey-drills-proposed-hash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Prefectures of Japan War Kyodo News International Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:01:58 +0000 5874211 at http://www.globalpost.com Okinawa gov. calls for cancellation of new Osprey deployment plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130708/okinawa-gov-calls-cancellation-new-osprey-deployment-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima called on the central government on Monday to reconsider the planned deployment of 12 more MV-22 Osprey combat-troop carriers at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Japan's southwestern island prefecture, including its cancellation, citing continuing local concern about the aircraft's safety.</p> <p> In a meeting in Tokyo, the governor handed Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida a list of written requests, including redistributing the existing 12 Ospreys at the Futenma Air Station on Okinawa's main island to multiple bases in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130708/okinawa-gov-calls-cancellation-new-osprey-deployment-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan–United States relations Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture Kyodo News International Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:31:45 +0000 5878271 at http://www.globalpost.com Ship believed to carry U.S. military aircraft Osprey leaves for Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/ship-believed-carry-us-military-aircraft-osprey-leaves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A commercial transport ship believed to be carrying an additional batch of the U.S. military aircraft Osprey left California on Tuesday for their deployment in Japan's Okinawa amid opposition by its governor due to safety concerns.</p> <p> The Japanese Defense Ministry said earlier a group of 12 units of the tilt-rotor transport aircraft is expected to be unloaded at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Iwakuni in western Japan in the last week of July.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/ship-believed-carry-us-military-aircraft-osprey-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kyushu region Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture War Kyodo News International Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:31:30 +0000 5885511 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. military confirms departure of Osprey aircraft for Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130717/us-military-confirms-departure-osprey-aircraft-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Wednesday that a batch of 12 Osprey military aircraft has left San Diego for their deployment in Japan.</p> <p> A commercial ship carrying the 12 units of the MV-22 tilt-rotor transport aircraft departed San Diego on Tuesday and will arrive at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Iwakuni in western Japan in late July, a Marine spokesperson said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130717/us-military-confirms-departure-osprey-aircraft-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture United States Marine Corps War Kyodo News International Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:02:59 +0000 5886687 at http://www.globalpost.com Voters uninterested, disappointed in politics amid low turnout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130721/voters-uninterested-disappointed-politics-amid-low-tur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Some voters expressed indifference and disappointment with politics Sunday amid a low turnout for the House of Councillors election.</p> <p> Voter turnout in the election was estimated at 52.60 percent, the lowest since the upper house election held in 1995, according to a Kyodo News tally.</p> <p> People who refrained from casting their ballots said voting would not change anything, with a 76-year-old man in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, who lost his house in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, saying, "I see no hope in politics."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130721/voters-uninterested-disappointed-politics-amid-low-tur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liberal Democratic Party Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Okinawa Prefecture War Kyodo News International Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:31:54 +0000 5889664 at http://www.globalpost.com