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2008-08-17 18:00:37

A panel is to probe whether the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty from the United States was carried out fairly, a lawyer says. The investigation next month comes amid suspicion that there was a secret deal, the Kyodo news agency reported Sunday.

2006-06-02 00:06:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. sailor was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for killing a 56-year-old Japanese woman in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, earlier this year, a court official said.

2006-05-29 23:40:31

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan approved on Tuesday a final plan to tighten security ties with the United States and reorganise U.S. troops in the country, part of Washington's strategy to make its forces more flexible in the face of modern threats.

2006-05-29 22:36:43

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday approved a final plan to tighten bilateral security ties and reorganise U.S. troops in the country, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible in the face of modern threats.

2006-05-11 04:53:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa signed off on a plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base on Thursday, paving the way for a reorganization of U.S. military forces in Japan.

2006-05-01 15:42:46

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan agreed on Monday to bolster their military alliance and made final a comprehensive plan to streamline U.S. forces in Japan while improving missile defense and intelligence-sharing. Top U.S.

2006-04-24 00:47:30

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S.

2006-04-14 05:22:55

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.