Okinawa Prefecture

A C-130 transport plane takes off from the U.S. Marine Corps base in Futenma, in Okinawa, Japan. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

Okinawa governor gives go-ahead for new US base

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Okinawa gave the go-ahead Friday for land reclamation to begin for a new U.S. military base, advancing the effort to consolidate the massive American troop presence on the southern […]

12/27/2013

Powerful typhoon lashes Okinawa

OKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed the southern Japanese island of Okinawa and surrounding areas Sunday, injuring four people and cutting off power to about 57,000 households. Weather officials had warned that Typhoon Bolaven […]

08/26/2012

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