Osprey deployment to Tokyo delayed

TOKYO — The U.S. Department of Defense has delayed the controversial deployment of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to Yokota Air Base, on the outskirts of Tokyo, from the originally scheduled fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 until 2020. The department has given no further details on the reasons for the delay, which appear to have caught the Japanese government off guard as well. 

Yoshihide Suga, the chief cabinet secretary, said the Japanese government had been informed of the change but was seeking an explanation from Washington. 

The Japanese and U.S. governments announced that three CV-22 Ospreys would . . .

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