Report Roll-Out: U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly

Date: January 14, 2016

On January 14, 2016, Sasakawa USA celebrated the release of “U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly,” a new report co-authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair and Fellow James Kendall, with a roll-out breakfast.

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Reputation of Osprey aircraft drops in Okinawa following crash

Author: Marine Times

Categories: In the News

Despite an overall positive safety record, the Osprey has long been viewed on Okinawa as “the world’s most dangerous aircraft” — a reputation that has been exasperated by a recent crash on the island, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in a December 16 article in the Marine Times.

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JPP: Cabinet approval continues to soften in latest polls

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Two recent polls show that the Japanese cabinet’s approval is once again in what can be described as a “softening” cycle. New polls by the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Mainichi Shimbun both showed headline approval falling. In the case of Yomiuri, the fall was slight, 52% to 49%. Mainichi recorded a sharper fall: the cabinet’s approval fell nine points to 42% and its disapproval rose eight points to 38%.

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Thinking about Okinawa (3): The Regional Security Context

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

This article is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. Article was originally translated from a roundtable discussion conducted in Japanese on June 19, 2015. For original posting, click here.  The Japan-US security setup and moves by China have a major bearing on prospects for the US bases in Okinawa. In

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