Regions / Japan
Does it mean protecting nuclear plants or using nuclear weapons for national security?
During the 1960, as the Cold War heated up, the U.S. government placed nuclear weapons in Okinawa, Japan, which it did not admit until years later.
This article examines the protests held in Japan on June 29, 2012 in response to the government's call for resumption of nuclear energy after Fukishima.
Japan is about to replace its nuclear plants with something just as risky.
This article reflects upon the ecological impact and widespread resentment of the U.S. military base in Okinawa.
The Japanese coalition government is still woefully unprepared to handle crises like Fukushima.
The U.S. military footprint on Okinawa is shrinking, but the impasse over bases remains.
Despite the recent change in North Korea's leadership, it is important that talks resume between Pyongyang and Japan.
The presence of military bases in Japan has been a strong cause of unrest and outspoken frustation.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.