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What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
August 22, 2018
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
The governor's race will have major ramifications for the long-stalled Futenma relocation project.
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
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
With the death of Governor Onaga, will a new political consensus emerge on the Futenma relocation question?
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
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
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
The Okinawa Reality
December 05, 2014
The Okinawa Reality
Geopolitical realities suggest that the recent election of an anti-base candidate is unlikely to change much.
The Okinawa Reality
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