Category: Japan

Michael H. Fox: Plea Bargains and Wrongful Convictions

A Lesson from Japan

Jon Mitchell: Shaping Okinawan public opinion on the U.S. military presence

In 2012, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center published a manual for U.S. officials advising them on how to shape Okinawan public opinion about the large U.S. military presence on their island. Categorized For Official Use Only, the 60-page CIA report is titled A Master Narratives Approach to Understanding Base Politics in Okinawa. It Read more…

Ryan Gallagher: The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency

This story is the product of a two-year collaboration between U.S. news website The Intercept and the Japanese broadcaster NHK. The project began in mid-2016, and was initially focused on investigating three U.S. military bases in Misawa, Okinawa, and Yokota. In April 2017, we revealed that the bases were an integral part of the global Read more…

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima Darkness

The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide

Lisa Torio: Protests oppose Japan move to remilitarize

“Getting rid of discrimination, poverty and oppression, isn’t that the way to stop terrorism?”

Walden Bello: Will Japan Stand in Splendid Isolation?

Shinzo Abe’s on a road trip to define Japan’s new identity in an era of Trump and Duterte

Rory Fanning: The Antiwar Tour

Two American veterans journeyed to Japan to apologize for US war crimes. They found a growing grassroots antiwar movement

Richard Falk: Why Okinawa Should Matter

When we raise questions about the future of Okinawa, we come face to face with the role and responsibility of global civil society

Conn Hallinan: Dangerous Seas: China & The U.S.

Simple demographics are shifting the balance of economic and political power from Europe and the U.S. to Asia

Diana Johnstone: Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

On his visit to Hiroshima last May, Obama did not, as some had vainly hoped he might, apologize for the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of the city. Instead he gave a high-sounding speech against war. He did this as he was waging ongoing drone war against defenseless enemies in faraway countries and approving plans Read more…

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