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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.

Okinawa Base Issue Heats up as Governor Rescinds Construction Approval
September 15, 2015

Okinawa Base Issue Heats up as Governor Rescinds Construction Approval

By Shannon Tiezzi
Okinawa Governor Onaga has moved to rescind the central government's permit to construct a new U.S. base.
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 Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
May 28, 2014

Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia

By Clint Richards
Japan extends economic and military incentives in hopes of rebalancing Southeast Asia.

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