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Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
February 27, 2019
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
A controversial new U.S. base faces a double blow: a referendum defeat and an uphill construction battle.
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
November 06, 2018
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s honeymoon period ended abruptly as the central government restarted work on a new U.S. base.
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
March 30, 2018
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
It's time to shut down the Futenma air base in Okinawa, before the unthinkable happens.
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
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
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
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
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
April 28, 2015
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
A 2+2 meeting in New York set the stage for Japanese PM Abe's visit to the U.S. What issues were on the agenda?
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit
April 10, 2015
US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made his first trip to Tokyo this week.
US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit
Okinawa Pushes Back Against US Base Relocation
March 31, 2015
Okinawa Pushes Back Against US Base Relocation
Trouble in Okinawa could have serious repercussions for the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Okinawa Pushes Back Against US Base Relocation
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
February 04, 2015
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
The LDP is using its position as Japan's governing party to make life difficult for Okinawa's new anti-base governor.
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
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
After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
December 27, 2013
After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the Okinawa governor an offer he couldn’t refuse.
After Deadlock, Okinawa Approves US Air Base Relocation
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