Okinawa protests, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and the strategic big picture

Author: Al Jazeera's Inside Story

Categories: In the News

The horrific murder of an Okinawan woman by an American has stirred large-scale protests in opposition to the United States’ large military presence on the island, but the strategic value of the island “cannot be underestimated” when considering calls to remove American bases, Sasakawa USA’s distinguished non-resident fellow Tomohiko Taniguchi said while appearing on Al

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Thinking about Okinawa (1): A Historical Perspective on the US Military Presence

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.  Okinawa Governor Onaga Takeshi’s staunch opposition to the Futenma relocation plan has deepened the rift between the local and central governments.

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