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Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation
July 08, 2020

Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation

By Robert Kajiwara
The cancellation of the controversial missile defense program is seen as discrimination by Okinawans, who have long fought base construction on similar grounds.

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?
January 04, 2020

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?

By C. Douglas Lummis
Yet more delays for the controversial facility as local opposition continues unabated.
Okinawa and Japanese Government Locked In Hostile Battle Over US Base Relocation
December 21, 2019

Okinawa and Japanese Government Locked In Hostile Battle Over US Base Relocation

By Thisanka Siripala
The prolonged showdown intensified as the contentious landfill construction hit a design plan snag.

Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
October 07, 2018

Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda

By Thisanka Siripala
Denny Tamaki’s opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa adds a new chapter to the Futenma relocation dispute. 

What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
August 22, 2018

What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election

By Mina Pollmann
The governor's race will have major ramifications for the long-stalled Futenma relocation project.

Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
August 09, 2018

Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement

By Aki Nakai
With the death of Governor Onaga, will a new political consensus emerge on the Futenma relocation question?

After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
June 22, 2016

After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases

By Roshni Kapur
Tens of thousands of demonstrators attended the anti-U.S. military rally in Okinawa.
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