October 12, 2020
US Military Bases Are Poisoning Okinawa
By Jon Mitchell
The U.S. military has contaminated the drinking water for almost half-a-million Japanese – but Japanese authorities can’t do anything about it.
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.
September 11, 2015
Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
By Akikazu Hashimoto and Mike Mochizuki
Tokyo and Okinawa have a better option
April 03, 2015
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
By Ichiro Ozawa
The PM’s handling of the relocation of the U.S. military base will cost Japan in the long term.
November 05, 2014
Okinawan Politics Back in International Spotlight
By Mina Pollmann
Local politicians are again drawing attention to a key U.S. foothold in East Asia.
August 30, 2013
Kids With Guns: Japanese Town Angered by Military Base Photos
Local children posed with assault weapons at an annual “open base” tour in Yokosuka.