Category: Japan

C. Douglas Lummis: Okinawa: State of Emergency

Outside the gate of the US Marine Corp’s Camp Schwab at Henoko in northern Okinawa a sign announced that this was the 220th day of the sit-in there

C. Douglas Lummis: The Bus to Henoko

Riot Police and Okinawan Citizens Face-off over New Marine Base

Christine Ahn: Okinawa: The Small Island Trying to Block the U.S. Military’s “Pivot to Asia”

Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island

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David Swanson: Golden Age of Pearl Harbor

On February 5, 1941, Rear Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner wrote to Secretary of War Henry Stimson to warn of the possibility of a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor

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Jack Rasmus: Abenomics 2.0 – Austerity Japanese Style

As the global economy slows, the push for still more and newer forms of austerity continues worldwide

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Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

Rob Edwards: Fukushima legacy… 25,000 who cannot go home again

At least 25,000 people evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will never be able to go home

Hideki Yoshikawa: An Appeal from Okinawa to the US Congress

Futenma Marine Base Relocation and its Environmental Impact: U.S. Responsibility

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Jack Rasmus: The Global Jobs Crisis, Inequality, & the ‘Ghost’ of Keynes

Three global capitalist research institutes recently released reports documenting a growing ‘global jobs crisis’

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Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

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