Posts Tagged: Futenma
The U.S. military sits at the center of a dispute that's plagued the peaceful island of Okinawa for decades.
Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.
It’s a critical time to support Japanese efforts to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nationalist refashioning of his country.
As they rally against a planned military base on Henoko, the people of Okinawa need all the support they can get.
With Japanese militarism on the rise, Okinawan leaders bring an angry appeal for peace to Tokyo.
With the pace of Osprey operations increasing, so too is the catastrophic disparity between the U.S. military and the people of Okinawa.
For the student of contemporary Japan, these are sad times...because of the growing sense that Japan lacks a truly responsible democratic government to address these issues, and because its people deserve better.
Nine months after stepping down as Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama conceded that he had just given "deterrence" as the factor necessitating retention of the US Marine Corps on Okinawa because he needed a pretext.