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Wife of Murdered US Airman Held in Okinawa, Japan Stabbing Death

The wife of  murdered US Air Force Staff Sergeant Curtis Ecclestone is under arrest and charged with murder in the stabbing death of her husband. 32-year-old Japanese-Brazilian, Barbara Keiko Ecclestone, was taken into custody after voluntary questioning by Japanese investigators and is being held at an Okinawa Prefecture police station. She  maintains her innocence. Barbara Keiko Ecclestone had left her Kitaya, Chatan,… Keep Reading

USAF Service Member Murdered in Okinawa

A 30-year-old male U.S. airman was found dead Sunday with a slashed throat in his apartment in Chatan, Okinawa Prefecture, he  had likely been dead for about six hours prior to an acquaintance discovering him. The Japanese police and the US Office of Special Investigation have opened a murder investigation. The Stars and Stripes Newspaper (Pacific… Keep Reading

MCAS Futenma to Relocate to Nago?

The Japan Times reports: A draft obtained Tuesday of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s plan for the Futenma air base specifies the Henoko district in Nago,Okinawa Prefecture, as the relocation site — in line with the existing deal signed by Tokyo and Washington fours years ago. The draft states that the government will construct a 1,600- to… Keep Reading


Major Blow to USMC Move from Okinawa?

I am very curious to see the moves Prime Minister Hatoyama will take if he follows throw on nixing the  deal to relocate MCAS Futenma. Now that the new Nago, Okinawa mayor and anti-U.S. base candidate Susumu Inamine and those that elected him are against hosting a new USMC air  base in their city. Maybe “some”… Keep Reading

No to MCAS Futenma – Kadena AB merger

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan [Breitbart] “The United States said Thursday it cannot support the idea of transferring the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futemma Air Station in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture to the nearby U.S. Kadena Air Base due to operational difficulties. “Operationally, it is unworkable,” Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said. “And so you cannot consolidate the Air Force operations,… Keep Reading

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