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Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
March 09, 2019

Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan

By Daniel Hurst
Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Abe and the U.S. embassy after a recent referendum rejecting a new U.S. base.

Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
February 27, 2019

Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward

By Temo Dias and Hina Murayama
A controversial new U.S. base faces a double blow: a referendum defeat and an uphill construction battle.
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

By Thisanka Siripala
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s honeymoon period ended abruptly as the central government restarted work on a new U.S. base.

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.
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.

Abe’s Okinawa Problem
June 24, 2015

Abe’s Okinawa Problem

By Yuki Tatsumi
The deadlock between Tokyo and Okinawa is a vulnerability for the U.S.-Japan alliance writ large.

In US, Okinawa Governor Pleads Case Against Base Relocation
June 04, 2015

In US, Okinawa Governor Pleads Case Against Base Relocation

By Shannon Tiezzi
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, a vocal opponent of the Futenma relocation plan, has his work cut out for him.

Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
April 28, 2015

Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting

By Mina Pollmann
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?
US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit
April 10, 2015

US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit

By Mina Pollmann
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made his first trip to Tokyo this week.

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