Postcard from Tokyo

Postcard from Tokyo

With Japanese militarism on the rise, Okinawan leaders bring an angry appeal for peace to Tokyo.

Osprey Outrage on Okinawa

Osprey Outrage on Okinawa

With the pace of Osprey operations increasing, so too is the catastrophic disparity between the U.S. military and the people of Okinawa.

Letter from Okinawa

Letter from Okinawa

There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.

Close the U.S. Military Base in Okinawa, Japan

Close the U.S. Military Base in Okinawa, Japan

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.

Okinawan Delegation Visits DC for Base Closure

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.

Of Bases and Budgets

Of Bases and Budgets

U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.

Confronting Agent Orange

Confronting Agent Orange

Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.

Deception and Diplomacy: The US, Japan, and Okinawa

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.