Regions / Japan
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
It's no mystery who's responsible for the latest political tragedy in Japan.
Japanese PM Hatoyama tries to sell Okinawa on a modified base relocation plan.
In recent times, the Japanese business community has also demanded an amendment to Article 9 of the constitution for the promotion of military-civil integrated space development and an end to the ban on arms exports.
Washington's plans to open a base in Okinawa is good news for nobody.
The U.S. military's Kooni Firing Range in the South Korean village of Maehyang-ri was closed in 2005, following a concerted effort by anti-base activists. Kageyama Asako discusses the lessons from Maehyang-re in the context of the Futenma relocation debate that is at the heart of current US-Japan conflict.
The Obama administration is hearing, but not listening, when it comes to U.S. military bases.
For a country in which ultra-nationalism was for so long a problem, the weakness of nationalism in contemporary Japan is puzzling.
In a dispute over one insignificant base on the Japanese island of Okinawa, are we feeling early rumblings on the Asian faultline of American global power?
From Okinawa to Guam, citizens are making the best-laid Pentagon plans go awry.