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Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
March 11, 2016
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
In the latest twist in the Futenma relocation saga, Tokyo and Okinawa have shelved their court cases.
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
January 28, 2016
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
The recent mayoral election in Okinawa is a step forward for Tokyo, but challenges still remain on the Futenma issue.
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
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
Tokyo's favored candidate won reelection as Ginowan's mayor, providing a boost for the relocation of a U.S. base.
Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections
Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
November 04, 2015
Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
The U.S. basing dispute on Okinawa goes much deeper than the debate over Futenma Air Station.
Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
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
Governor Takeshi Onaga makes good on a promise to exhaust every means to halt the base construction.
It’s Official: Okinawa Governor Withdraws Permission for US 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
Okinawa Governor Onaga has moved to rescind the central government's permit to construct a new U.S. base.
Okinawa Base Issue Heats up as Governor Rescinds Construction Approval
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
Tokyo and Okinawa have a better option
Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
August 08, 2015
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
Tokyo will suspend construction on a new U.S. air base for one month in order to hold talks with Okinawan officials.
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
June 24, 2015
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
The deadlock between Tokyo and Okinawa is a vulnerability for the U.S.-Japan alliance writ large.
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
June 23, 2015
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture still bears an unfair burden.
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
In US, Okinawa Governor Pleads Case Against Base Relocation
June 04, 2015
In US, Okinawa Governor Pleads Case Against Base Relocation
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, a vocal opponent of the Futenma relocation plan, has his work cut out for him.
In US, Okinawa Governor Pleads Case Against Base Relocation
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
April 03, 2015
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
The PM’s handling of the relocation of the U.S. military base will cost Japan in the long term.
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
August 15, 2014
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Protests and an anti-base governor could distract from Abe’s core policies this fall.
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Democratic Values and US Bases in Okinawa
January 26, 2014
Democratic Values and US Bases in Okinawa
Will the U.S. practice the democratic values it preaches in Okinawa?
Democratic Values and US Bases in Okinawa
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