Posts Tagged: Okinawa
The U.S. military footprint on Okinawa is shrinking, but the impasse over bases remains.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.
U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.
Can Washington move from Pacific power to Pacific partner?
The Pentagon's increasingly unconvincing denials that Agent Orange was stored on Okinawa prevents veterans from receiving the medical care that they desperately need.
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
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.
A State Department official resigned after describing Okinawans as "extortionists" and "lazy." Here's the story behind the story.
While the world's attention is focused on the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the construction of a new U.S. military base gathers steam in Okinawa.
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.