Posts Tagged: 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.
Okinawans are going to the polls to register their opposition to a military base plan supported by both Tokyo and Washington.
In the wake of Chalmers Johnson's passing, we must carry on his crusade to dismantle the American empire.
The "Okinawa problem" has emerged as a crucial bone of contention, not only between the US and Japanese governments but between the people of Okinawa and both governments.
The dispute over the U.S. base in Okinawa continues to bedevil the U.S.-Japan alliance.
In the jungles of northern Okinawa, protests against planned U.S. helipads reach a crisis point.
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.