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Two U.S. sailors arrested in alleged rape of Okinawan woman

October 16, 2012  

The Associated Press reports “2 US sailors arrested in alleged rape of Japanese woman on Okinawa; Japan lodges protest” (October 16, 2012) that two U.S. sailors were arrested in Okinawa for... 

Feffer: Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse

May 9, 2012  

John Feffer, the editor of Foreign Policy In Focus and a leader with the Network for Okinawa has written an excellent article “Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse” (May 3,... 

Military rethinking location of Guam Marine base

May 8, 2012  

With the U.S. changing its distribution of troops moving from Okinawa, Hawai’i is expected to get up to 2700 Marines, while Guam will get less than originally projected.   USA Today Reported that... 

9000 Marines to move off Okinawa to Hawaiʻi, Guam, Australia, etc.

May 1, 2012  

As reported in the Washington Post, the Obama administration announced that the U.S. will move 9000 Marines off Okinawa to other locations in the Pacific. While this may have sidestepped a politically... 

U.S. military reductions in Okinawa adds up to more militarization of Hawai’i

February 22, 2012  

Despite much bellyaching from the Pentagon about having to go on a diet, President Obama himself stated, “Over the next 10 years, the growth in the defense budget will slow, but the fact of the... 

U.S. military’s Pacific ‘pivot’ and Okinawa drawdown unsettles the region

February 14, 2012  

After several weeks of speculation and anonymous ‘leaks’ about possible changes to the U.S.-Japan plan to relocate the Futenma Marine base to Henoko, Okinawa, government officials announced... 

Disarray or disinformation? – Shifting U.S. military plans in the Asia Pacific region

February 6, 2012  

Over the past week there have been confusing and contradictory reports about plans to relocate U.S. military bases in Okinawa. Do they reflect the actual state of disarray in the U.S.-Japan alliance or... 

Okinawa’s win may be Hawai’i’s tragedy

February 2, 2012  

As Okinawans move closer to removing the oppressive presence of U.S. military bases from their island, the repercussions are already being felt across the Pacific. In November, President Obama announced... 

Okinawan Anti-Bases Delegation Makes An Impression in Washington, D.C.

January 30, 2012  

Even as Tokyo tried to force the Futenma base relocation plan on Okinawa in a desperate effort to salvage its unraveling deal with the U.S., a prominent delegation from Okinawa visited Washington, D.C.... 

Okinawa, New Year 2012: Tokyo’s Year End Surprise Attack

January 7, 2012  

Japan Focus just published two excellent articles about the release of the environmental impact study for the military base expansion in Okinawa: “The Fatally Flawed EIS Report on the Futenma Air... 

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