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Okinawa & Futenma: Deal Or No Deal?
January 16, 2014

Okinawa & Futenma: Deal Or No Deal?

By Trefor Moss
Tokyo appears to be on the verge of finally settling the controversial issue. Will it succeed?
After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
December 27, 2013

After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation

By J.T. Quigley
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the Okinawa governor an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Political Uncertainties Deepen Over US Okinawa Air Base
December 20, 2013

Political Uncertainties Deepen Over US Okinawa Air Base

By Justin McDonnell
The U.S. military presence in Okinawa continues to be a fraught issue for Japan.

Time for Futenma Rethink
July 12, 2011

Time for Futenma Rethink

With little local support, it’s time for a rethink of the current plan to relocate US forces in Japan.

WikiLeaks and Japan’s Security
May 11, 2011

WikiLeaks and Japan’s Security

Leaked cables obtained by WikiLeaks suggest a misguided attempt by the Japanese government to steer views on defence and security.

Japan Cracks Down on Dissent
February 25, 2011

Japan Cracks Down on Dissent

Police have been getting tough on protests over the location of US bases. Is it part of a broader crackdown?

Another Okinawa Battle
February 09, 2011

Another Okinawa Battle

Renewed construction in Okinawa has reignited debate over the US military. But is the time for talk over?

What the Okinawa Poll Means
November 30, 2010

What the Okinawa Poll Means

Did economics trump the Futenma base relocation issue in Sunday’s gubernatorial election?

DPJ Grey at APEC
November 16, 2010

DPJ Grey at APEC

TPP entry placed on back burner as Naoto Kan gets sidetracked by diplomatic disputes at APEC summit.

No Downtime for PM Kan
September 15, 2010

No Downtime for PM Kan

The rising yen, economy, Futenma issue, China… Naoto Kan hasn’t got the time to relax.

Here We Go Again?
August 02, 2010

Here We Go Again?

Is the latest government apology over the Futenma Air Station just more of the same?

Economy First for Kan
July 08, 2010

Economy First for Kan

Naoto Kan will need to focus on economic policy first, not foreign policy, Brad Glosserman says.

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