Contents tagged with Mageshima

  • Japan to give US new island for military exercises

    The Japanese government is preparing to buy out the uninhabited island of Mageshima so that it can be used for military exercises by American aircraft, Kyodo News reports. 

    The island of Mageshima has an area of roughly eight square kilometers and falls under the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south-west of Japan. Two old runways on the island intersect to form a cross. 

    The island may be sold for 16 billion yen (around $150 million), although negotiations are still underway with the development …