December 27, 2012

Okinawa demands investigation into 318 illegal Osprey flights

NAHA — The Okinawan government has formally requested an investigation into the legality of 318 flights made by the U.S. military in Osprey tilt-rotor MV-22 transport aircraft over Okinawa.

According to media reports, over 60% of the flights made since October were made in violation of the safety rules agreed on by Tokyo and Washington since the contentious deployment in October of 12 Osprey aircraft, NTV reported. Read more.

Japan Today

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New Abe gov't to revise defense program amid China's military rise - Kyodo News
Japan to review defense guidelines for closer cooperation with U.S. - The Asahi Shimbun

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