Monday, May 27, 2024
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Intelligence office may move to Japan

A Japanese newspaper is reporting that the U.S. Navy may move some intelligence operations from Hawai`i to Japan, perhaps as soon as the fall. According to a Mainichi Shinbun article, the “higher reconnaissance command post” here would be relocated to the Misawa base in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture as part of a larger plan to shift the center of U.S. intelligence in Asia.


The U.S. presence in Yokohama would also be reduced, a move that will no doubt boost the sometimes shaky military relationship between the American and Japan. But a CNN report notes that the intensifying situation in North Korea would be a major factor in any decision.

The runway at Misawa base is already being extended, the Mainichi Shinbun reported, and a major restructuring of the U.S. Pacific Fleet‘s air division could be on the horizon.

The U.S. has over 40,000 military personnel based in Japan.

Hawaii Star Wire

Press releases, media advisories, and other announcements submitted to the Hawaii Star.

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