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.
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The mood across East Asia as 2011 dawns is one of foreboding.
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.
In the raging currents of world history, the framework of Cold War-style "alliance diplomacy" has reached its limit.