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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

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
October 07, 2018

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
August 09, 2018

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’
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.

After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
June 22, 2016

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
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.

Agent Orange in Okinawa
November 18, 2014

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?
January 16, 2014

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?

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