Posts Tagged: Okinawa
The conflict over an aging U.S. military base in Okinawa has not gone away. Rather, it illustrates the very different ideas that Washington and Tokyo have about their alliance.
The U.S. military base in Okinawa is at the forefront of three Japanese elections this year.
Okinawans are nowhere to be seen at this summer's U.S. military appreciation day at the controversial Futenma air base.
Ersatz Buddha wildly inflates extent of support for U.S. bases on Okinawa.
We need to make the usual suspects in foreign policy expertise more reflective of the nation's diversity.
It's no mystery who's responsible for the latest political tragedy in Japan.
Japanese PM Hatoyama tries to sell Okinawa on a modified base relocation plan.
Washington's plans to open a base in Okinawa is good news for nobody.
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.
The first Pacific president did pretty well on Asia policy — except for mishandling relations with Japan.