Regions / Asia & Pacific
The conflict over an aging U.S. military base in Okinawa has not gone away. Rather, it illustrates the very different ideas that Washington and Tokyo have about their alliance.
The U.S.-Korean free-trade agreement holds no promise for workers or small farmers in either the United States or South Korea
On September 7 an incident occurred in which a Chinese trawler tried to shake off a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat that pursued it to investigate illegal operations at sea fifteen kilometers from Kubajima of the Senkaku Islands of Okinawa prefecture.
Secretary of Defense Gates lifts ban on working with Indonesia's brutal special forces.
A successful U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on keeping India in the loop.
The U.S. military base in Okinawa is at the forefront of three Japanese elections this year.
Buddhist teachers -- Eastern and Western alike -- who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.
Andre Vltchek paints a grim picture of Oceania, which has suffered tremendously at the hands of more "civilized" nations.
World attention through the early months of 2010 focused on the tiny hamlet of Henoko in Northern Okinawa as Prime Minister Hatoyama struggled to find a way to meet his (and the Democratic Party of Japan's) electoral commitment to see that no substitute for the existing Futenma Marine Air Station be constructed in Okinawa.
The United States is sanctioning North Korea at the worst time -- for itself, as well as them.