Category: Okinawa

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

Hideki Yoshikawa: An Appeal from Okinawa to the US Congress

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

Tom H. Hastings: Department of Ironic Defense

The only thing worse than all the occupation for almost seven decades is the Asian Pivot, sending massive US military forces to that region, presumably to protect everyone from China

AFSC: Refuse Military Base Construction in Okinawa

Okinawans will continue to protest, as they have in the past

C. Douglas Lummis: The Great Betrayal

December 27 will be remembered as a black day in Okinawan history

Gavan McCormack: Bitter Soup For Okinawans – The Governor’s Year-End Betrayal

In and around Okinawa, events of unparalleled importance continue to unfold, with implications for Japan, the US-Japan and US-Japan-China relationships

Jon Mitchell: Okinawa: The Junk Heap of the Pacific

In June, construction workers unearthed more than 20 rusty barrels from beneath a soccer pitch in Okinawa City. The land had once been part of Kadena Air Base — the Pentagon’s largest installation in the Pacific region — but was returned to civilian usage in 1987. Tests revealed that the barrels contained two ingredients of Read more…

Andre Vltchek: Okinawa: Notes From The ‘Evil Island’

It is all about barbed wire and warnings and checkpoints. And to make it worse, Futenma air force base is right in the middle of extremely densely populated urban area. Several middle-aged Japanese citizens are besieging sedans and SUV’s driven by the US military personnel who are leaving their barracks for outing. As cars are Read more…

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