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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
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
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
May 11, 2018
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the U.S. marine base have been met with resistance.
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
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’
US Navy Bans Alcohol Use for Okinawa Sailors
June 08, 2016
US Navy Bans Alcohol Use for Okinawa Sailors
Sailors are also restricted to base after a series of crimes committed by U.S. personnel on the island.
US Navy Bans Alcohol Use for Okinawa Sailors
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
May 23, 2016
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
A former U.S. marine is arrested for the murder or a 20-year-old woman, sparking protests in Japan.
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
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
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
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 Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
May 28, 2014
Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
Japan extends economic and military incentives in hopes of rebalancing Southeast Asia.
Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
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