America’s top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
The root of the sexual assault crisis plaguing the military lies in militarism itself.
With Japanese militarism on the rise, Okinawan leaders bring an angry appeal for peace to Tokyo.
With the pace of Osprey operations increasing, so too is the catastrophic disparity between the U.S. military and the people of Okinawa.
A recently discovered U.S. army report puts lie to the Pentagon’s denials that it exposed soldiers and civilians to Agent Orange on Okinawa.
The Obama administration’s military “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region is opening up a new Cold War and trampling over the region’s peoples.
The U.S. military footprint on Okinawa is shrinking, but the impasse over bases remains.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.
U.S. military bases in Okinawa have been the source of dramatic controversy in Japan and the US for decades. Many in Okinawa have criticized US bases for the dangers they pose, including military accidents, environmental and health damage, and crimes committed by US military personnel–most infamously, the 1995 rape of a 12-year-old girl. Join a delegation of Okinawan students, activists, and politicians to learn more about living with US bases and to engage in a constructive dialogue about US-Okinawan-Japanese relations.
A delegation of politicians, lawyers, activists and students from Okinawa, Japan, will travel to Washington, DC, from January 21 to January 27 to advocate for the closure of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma.
U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.
Can Washington move from Pacific power to Pacific partner?
The Pentagon’s increasingly unconvincing denials that Agent Orange was stored on Okinawa prevents veterans from receiving the medical care that they desperately need.
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
For the student of contemporary Japan, these are sad times…because of the growing sense that Japan lacks a truly responsible democratic government to address these issues, and because its people deserve better.