Posts Tagged: Okinawa
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.
Dick Cheney was right -- about one thing.
The mood across East Asia as 2011 dawns is one of foreboding.
An anti-American riot in Okinawa in 1970 still has ripple effects on the island today.