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We Need Evacuation Plans!

August 13, 2015 // Ryūkyū Shimpō - Japan - Japanese

The Department of Defense, the U.S. military's virtual landlord in Japan, should be obligated to at least provide host towns and cities with critical information for evacuation planning.

The US-Japan Summit: Hopefully a Meaningful Alliance

June 3, 2015 // Tokyo Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

The U.S. and Japan held a summit marking the critical turning point of World War II 70 years after the war. Reconciliation between these two once combatant nations was made possible by the great effort of its current leaders. However, it cannot be described as an “alliance” when one side merely obeys the other [Read more]

Okinawa: A Vision of Two Americas

May 29, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

Protests against an American base have increased tension between Okinawa and the Japanese government. Under the surface, there has turned out to be two contrasting visions of America on the archipelago: one of being an object of consumerism, and the other of military violence. Some 35,000 people gathered for the [Read more]

Strengthening the Bonds of Friendship with Hawaii

March 30, 2015 // Ryūkyū Shimpō - Japan - Japanese

If you have been to Hawaii and have met an Okinawan-American person there, you should know firsthand how kind they are to visitors from Okinawa. Okinawan-Americans have also supported Okinawa through difficult times. This is a relationship we should treasure. Takeshi Onaga, governor of Okinawa Prefecture, announced [Read more]
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