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While Osprey Protests Embroil Okinawa, Other Japanese Islanders Welcome the Marines...

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied Sunday in protest of plans to deploy a squadron of Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys in Okinawa. However, from the US standpoint, without the Osprey, the Marines cannot perform their mission. There is no alternative airframe available and as it seems, the United States is unable to satisfy the demands of the Okinawan protestors.

F-22 Raptors Arrive in Okinawa

The first contingent of United States Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor stealth fighters arrived at Kadena Air Force Base located on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa on 28 July.

Osprey Emergency Landing Reignites Japanese Safety Concerns

A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey forced to make an emergency landing on 9 July is fueling a resurgence of Japanese concern regarding the safety...

MV-22 Ospreys Approved for Deployment to Japan While Okinawa Governor Still...

The Marine Corps plans to deploy the V22 to Japan in August 2012[/caption]On 29 June, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced that a squadron of Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys will be deployed to Okinawa as planned, but will not engage in flight operations until investigations into two recent crashes are completed.

US Defense Department Tells Japanese the MV-22B Osprey is Safe

The planned deployment of US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft to Okinawa has run into some rather intense opposition from local Japanese...

Japan and US Agree To US Marine Realignment In Pacific

After sixteen long years of debate and aggravating delays, the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to reduce the presence of US...
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