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Search for military personnel continues after Osprey crash off coast of southern Japan

Dec. 03, 2023 09:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities handed over pieces of the wreckage from an U.S. Air Force Osprey that crashed off southwestern Japan to the U.S. military on Sunday, as the search continued for seven missing servicemembers. The only body so far recovered has now been formally identified. ...

Japan expresses concern about Ospreys continuing to fly as some crash details emerge

Dec. 01, 2023 14:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesperson expressed concern Friday that the U.S. military is continuing to fly Osprey aircraft in the country without providing adequate information about Wednesday's fatal crash. One crew member was killed and seven others are missing...

Maeda hopes signing with Tigers will spread Detroit logo's use in Japan

Nov. 30, 2023 23:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kenta Maeda sees a lot of the Old English “D” on jerseys and caps in Japan. “That's a pretty cool-looking logo,” he said. “I think a lot of people in Japan are already wearing hats and jerseys not knowing it’s the Detroit Tigers, just for the looks.” ...

Japan suspends its Osprey flights after the fatal crash of a US Air Force aircraft

Nov. 30, 2023 13:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan suspended flights by its Osprey aircraft Thursday, officials said, the day after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into the sea during a training mission. Tokyo says it has also asked the U.S. military to ground all Ospreys operating in Japan except...

Japan says it has asked U.S. military to suspend all Ospreys in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash

Nov. 29, 2023 21:24 PM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has asked U.S. military to suspend all Ospreys in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash.

Reports say Japan will suspend its own Osprey flights after the crash of a U.S. military aircraft

Nov. 29, 2023 21:02 PM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Reports say Japan will suspend its own Osprey flights after the crash of a U.S. military aircraft.

US Air Force Osprey crashes off Japan during training, killing at least one of the eight on board

Nov. 29, 2023 15:55 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission Wednesday off of the country's southern coast, killing at least one of the eight crew members, the Japanese coast guard said. The cause of the crash and the status of the seven others on board...

Toyota selling part of Denso stake to raise cash to develop electric vehicles

Nov. 29, 2023 04:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is selling a part of its stake in components maker Denso to raise cash for its drive toward electric vehicles and other innovations, Japan's top automaker said Wednesday. The move is estimated to raise about 290 billion yen ($2 billion), given recent share...

Japan officials: A person, debris found at site of crashed U.S. Osprey; no word on person's condition, fate of 7 others

Nov. 29, 2023 02:56 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Japan officials: A person, debris found at site of crashed U.S. Osprey; no word on person's condition, fate of 7 others.

Officials say a U.S. Osprey helicopter carrying 8 has crashed into the sea off Japan; no details on occupants' condition

Nov. 29, 2023 02:13 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Officials say a U.S. Osprey helicopter carrying 8 has crashed into the sea off Japan; no details on occupants' condition.