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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.

Okinawa Base Issue Heats up as Governor Rescinds Construction Approval
September 15, 2015

Okinawa Base Issue Heats up as Governor Rescinds Construction Approval

By Shannon Tiezzi
Okinawa Governor Onaga has moved to rescind the central government's permit to construct a new U.S. base.

Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
September 11, 2015

Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa

By Akikazu Hashimoto and Mike Mochizuki
Tokyo and Okinawa have a better option
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
August 08, 2015

Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tokyo will suspend construction on a new U.S. air base for one month in order to hold talks with Okinawan officials.

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