US Air Force Will Relocate MQ-9 Reaper Squadron to Okinawa
By Takahashi Kosuke
The drones will move to Kadena Air Base, part of a broader buildup of forces on Japan’s southwestern Nansei island chain.
Okinawa Is the Key to Japan’s Defense – Even If Okinawans Don’t Like It
By Hans Horan
The Indo-Pacific’s increasingly unstable security environment will ensure that Okinawa remains at the center of Japan’s defense strategy.
US Policy Toward China Is Undermining Security for Communities in the Asia-Pacific
By Kate Alexander and Colleen Moore
Addressing collective challenges such as climate change will require abandoning militarized approaches for cooperation and diplomacy.
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.
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
By Thisanka Siripala
Denny Tamaki’s opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa adds a new chapter to the Futenma relocation dispute.
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
By Aki Nakai
With the death of Governor Onaga, will a new political consensus emerge on the Futenma relocation question?
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.
After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
By Roshni Kapur
Tens of thousands of demonstrators attended the anti-U.S. military rally in Okinawa.
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.
Agent Orange in Okinawa
By Kimberly Hughes
Determined citizens are working to uncover “one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War era.”
Okinawa & Futenma: Deal Or No Deal?
By Trefor Moss
Tokyo appears to be on the verge of finally settling the controversial issue. Will it succeed?