By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — An American sailor’s arrest in an alleged rape on Okinawa was “extremely regrettable,” Japan’s top government spokesman said March 14 about a case that renewed ill feelings on the southern island that sees the U.S. military presence there as a heavy and unfair burden. Chief Cabinet Secretary […]
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied on Sept. 9 against U.S. plans to deploy Osprey hybrid aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid renewed safety concerns.
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Cabinet reshuffle in Japan is coming. It is likely to include the removal of a defense minister who outraged the public with gaffes about a rape by U.S. servicemen.
President Barack Obama’s second trip to Asia since taking office is unlikely to result in tangible accomplishments, but the two-country sojourn could be an important step in restoring U.S. influence in the region …