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Gadson ‘should not be allowed to live,’ victim’s parents say as trial continues

The parents of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman murdered last year told a packed courtroom Friday they want the former Air Force contractor charged in her death to pay for the brutal crime with his life.

Endangered coral threatens to derail construction at Futenma relocation site

An endangered species of coral has been discovered where a U.S. military runway is being built for the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, threatening to derail construction on the project.


Japanese remember mother, children killed after Marine Corps jet crashed 40 years ago

Paper cranes and flowers were placed over the weekend near a statue of a mother holding her two children to mark 40 years since a deadly Marine Corps plane crash in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Japan’s Defense Ministry seeks record $47.6 billion for FY 2018

The ministry is seeking 5.26 trillion yen ($47.6 billion) for the 2018 fiscal year. That’s a 2.5 percent increase from last year and the sixth consecutive hike since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012.


Four injured after Japanese military helicopter flips over at Iwakuni

The extent of the damage and cause of the accident is under the investigation, he added. Japanese TV news reports showed images of the helicopter lying on its side with its rotor damaged and debris scattered around the aircraft


Nabezo offers all-you-can-eat hot pot at reasonable prices

Shibuya is a youth-centric district in the heart of Tokyo that’s popular with tourists and famous for its busy scramble pedestrian crossing. If you’re looking for a place to eat while there, why not try some authentic Japanese cuisine?


US to fly Osprey in drills despite Japan’s request to ground them

The Marine Corps plans to fly the MV-22 Osprey during upcoming exercises in northern Japan despite Japanese government requests to ground the controversial tilt-rotor aircraft in the wake of its latest crash.


Marines in Osprey crash identified as recovery operations begin

A pilot, a crew chief and an artilleryman were killed Saturday when their MV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of Australia during a training exercise, the Marine Corps announced late Monday.


Japan seeks to ground US Ospreys in wake of deadly Australia crash

The Japanese government has urged the U.S. military to ground all MV-22 Ospreys in Japan after one of the controversial tilt-rotor aircraft crashed off Australia’s eastern coast Saturday, presumably killing three Marines.


Kubota near Yokota serves a soft and tasty eel

Kubota, about a five-minute drive from Yokota’s main gate, specializes in eel and has been serving the dish for more than half a century.


Tokyo police stage anti-terror drill at Navy’s New Sanno hotel

Tokyo police staged an anti-terrorism drill at a U.S. government hotel Thursday in central Tokyo, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman said.