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US envoy to Japan expresses regret over alleged sex crimes by military personnel in Okinawa

Jul. 06, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel expressed regret on Saturday for the handling of two cases of sexual assaults allegedly committed by American military personnel on Okinawa, which have again stoked resentment of the heavy U.S. troop presence on the strategic island in Japan's...

Japan protests sex assault cases involving US military on Okinawa and their delayed disclosure

Jun. 28, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government protested Friday to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo over at least two sexual assault cases involving American servicemembers on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa which were only recently made public. In one case, an Air Force member is accused of...

US envoy calls for Japan's help to quickly replenish US missile inventory, repair warships

Jun. 11, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States needs Japan's help to quickly replenish missile inventory and repair warships as conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine continue and Washington seeks to keep its deterrence credible in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said. "It is...

Unusual mix of possible candidates line up for Chicago's first school board elections this fall

Jun. 03, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Grammy-winning rapper, progressive activists and a leader of an afterschool squash program are part of the eclectic mix of possible candidates lining up for Chicago’s first school board elections this fall. America's third-largest city has long been an outlier...

US ambassador to Japan visits southern islands at the forefront of China tension

May. 17, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan stressed Friday the importance of increased deterrence and his country’s commitment to its key ally as he visited two southwestern Japanese islands at the forefront of Tokyo's tension with Beijing. Rahm Emanuel visited Yonaguni, Japan’s...

USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years

May. 16, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — A U.S. Navy strike group's flagship aircraft carrier left its Japanese home port on Thursday, wrapping up nearly nine years of deployment in the Indo-Pacific, where it served a key role in the U.S. effort to bolster defense ties with Japan and other partners in the region. ...

Chicago mayor's bumpy first year tests progressive credentials, puzzling some supporters

May. 14, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When union organizer Brandon Johnson was elected Chicago mayor last year, he promised to unroll a “bold progressive movement” in the nation’s third-largest city. A year later, he shocked liberal Democrats by promoting plans for a multibillion dollar Bears stadium using public...

2 Japanese navy helicopters crash in the Pacific Ocean during training, leaving 1 dead and 7 missing

Apr. 21, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese navy helicopters carrying eight crew members crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during nighttime training in a possible collision, leaving one dead while rescuers on Sunday searched for seven others missing, the defense minister said. The two...