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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.

What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
August 22, 2018

What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election

By Mina Pollmann
The governor's race will have major ramifications for the long-stalled Futenma relocation project.

Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
May 11, 2018

Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock

By Thisanka Siripala
After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the U.S. marine base have been met with resistance.

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.

US Navy Bans Alcohol Use for Okinawa Sailors
June 08, 2016

US Navy Bans Alcohol Use for Okinawa Sailors

By Mina Pollmann
Sailors are also restricted to base after a series of crimes committed by U.S. personnel on the island.
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
May 23, 2016

US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again

By Yuki Tatsumi
A former U.S. marine is arrested for the murder or a 20-year-old woman, sparking protests in Japan.

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.

Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
November 04, 2015

Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. basing dispute on Okinawa goes much deeper than the debate over Futenma Air Station.
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

By Shannon Tiezzi
Governor Takeshi Onaga makes good on a promise to exhaust every means to halt the base construction.

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