A new CSIS report is indicative of the American foreign policy establishment’s contempt for Japan.
The U.S. still has more than 100 military bases and installations across Japan, exacting a heavy toll on both the Japanese and U.S. people and increasing the dangers of war. In Korea, activists have engaged in hunger strikes and been jailed for opposing construction of the new Jeju naval base.
Nine months after stepping down as Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama conceded that he had just given “deterrence” as the factor necessitating retention of the US Marine Corps on Okinawa because he needed a pretext.
Sushi, not long ago a quintessentially Japanese product, has gone global.