Posts Tagged: 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.
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.
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.