TOKYO — Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected a Japanese man’s demand that his land, now used by the U.S. Navy’s Kamiseya Communication Station in Kanagawa prefecture, be returned to him, according to a court spokesman.

The high court rejected Shigenori Mori’s appeal and supported the earlier ruling by Yokohama District Court, which said the term on the lease has not yet ended because the contract says that the term lasts while the U.S. forces are using the facility. Mori claimed the facility is not being used.

Mori’s land was leased in 1977 to the Japanese government, which provided it to the U.S. government to be used for the communications facility. Mori is one of many land owners who leased the land to the Japanese government.

The high court also rejected Mori’s claim against the U.S. government, saying his appeal is not legitimate because the court’s jurisdiction does not extend to the U.S. government.

The U.S. and Japanese governments agreed in September to return Kamiseya to Japanese control when the site no longer is in use.

Conference registration

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Officials are accepting registrations for the first U.S. Forces Korea “Information Assurance Conference,” meant to help teach and spread the latest techniques in information security.

The conference, to be held April 19 through April 21 on Osan Air Base, is intended for personnel from all levels of USFK.

Conference issues are to include the USFK information operations strategic plan, network operations, information operations and training and policies, officials said.

Visit the conference Web site or e-mail or call DSN 725-8213 for more information.

War photo exhibit planned for Yokohama

YOKOHAMA — To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Japan Newspaper Museum in Yokohama will host a war photo exhibition until June 26.

About 200 photographs from a New York Daily News collection are on display, many taken by famed photographers Robert Capa, W. Eugene Smith and Margaret Bourke-White. The photos include pictures taken during the 1937 Sino-Japan War through the Korean War.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays, except May 2 during Golden Week. Admission is 500 yen (about $5) for adults and 300 yen (about $3) for children.

Space Camp deadline

Yokota Air Base, Japan, youth ages 12 through 18 wanting to go to Air Force Space Camp must turn in applications to the Teen Center by April 4.

The camp takes place July 31-Aug. 5 in Huntsville, Ala. Free lodging, meals and activity fees will be provided. Attendees must pay for their own transportation.

Contact Will Beasley at 225-6793 for more information.

Yokota arts festival

Schools at Yokota Air Base, Japan, are holding a Fine Arts Festival on April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Taiyo Center.

The evening’s schedule includes music, drama and spoken-word performances, art exhibits and graphic arts presentations.

Call Julia Willoughby at 225-5763 for more information.

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