07 August 2017

News Story: Japan asks U.S. to refrain from contentious Osprey flights in Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Japan said on Sunday that it has asked the United States to refrain from flying the contentious Osprey aircraft in Japan, following an accident of the tilt-rotor aircraft off Australia a day earlier which left three U.S. Marines missing.

Japan's new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters that Japan has urged the U.S. to disclose information about the accident and to take measures to prevent such accidents from recurrence.

"We will continue to ask the U.S. (to refrain from flying Ospreys) until we receive a solid explanation" about the accident, said Onodera.

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