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50 Years After US Occupation, Okinawa Continues to Resist Military Bases
May 24, 2022

50 Years After US Occupation, Okinawa Continues to Resist Military Bases

By Thisanka Siripala
The burden of hosting U.S. military bases continues to be a serious issue for Okinawa, even half a century after its return to Japan.

Okinawa Marks 50 Years of End to US Rule Amid Protests
May 17, 2022

Okinawa Marks 50 Years of End to US Rule Amid Protests

By Mari Yamaguchi
Fifty years after Okinawa was returned to Japan’s control, locals continue to decry the outsized burden the island group carries in the Japan-U.S. security alliance.
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.

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. 

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?

Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
May 11, 2018

Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock

By Thisanka Siripala
After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the U.S. marine base have been met with resistance.

Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
March 30, 2018

Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’

By C. Douglas Lummis
It's time to shut down the Futenma air base in Okinawa, before the unthinkable happens.
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
March 11, 2016

Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue

By Mina Pollmann
In the latest twist in the Futenma relocation saga, Tokyo and Okinawa have shelved their court cases.

In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
January 28, 2016

In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration

By Yuki Tatsumi
The recent mayoral election in Okinawa is a step forward for Tokyo, but challenges still remain on the Futenma issue.

Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections
January 26, 2016

Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections

By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo's favored candidate won reelection as Ginowan's mayor, providing a boost for the relocation of a U.S. base.

Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
November 04, 2015

Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. basing dispute on Okinawa goes much deeper than the debate over Futenma Air Station.
It’s Official: Okinawa Governor Withdraws Permission for US Base Construction
October 13, 2015

It’s Official: Okinawa Governor Withdraws Permission for US Base Construction

By Shannon Tiezzi
Governor Takeshi Onaga makes good on a promise to exhaust every means to halt the base construction.

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