Regions / Japan

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.
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.
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?
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