The residents of Okinawa have made their opposition to the new U.S. military base distinctly apparent. The new base destroys the rich natural environment of Henoko and ignores popular opinion in Okinawa. Furthermore, the U.S. military added fuel to the fire when it detained Okinawan citizens opposed to the new base. [Read more]
It has been found that U.S. Department of Defense officials had ordered military leaders stationed in Okinawa to remove the tents set up by its residents in front of the gates of Camp Schwab, a U.S. Marine Corps camp in Henoko, Nago City, and to keep the protesters off its premises.
That indicates governmental [Read more]
The subordination of the Japanese government to the U.S. has gotten so extreme that we can no longer contain our outrage.
On Feb. 17, the government discussed plans to relocate a helicopter landing pad, or helipad, alongside the partial return of American northern training grounds. When it came to two helipads in [Read more]
Parts falling from U.S. military aircrafts, scandals related to alcohol involving U.S. military, thoughtless remarks from U.S. military leaders…. Recent activity surrounding the U.S. military base has been abnormal. Injuries and arrests continue one after another, as construction to reclaim land at Henoko in the [Read more]
The [U.S.] response to Okinawa’s sincere request for nuclear-free mainland status, which would greatly reduce U.S. military bases, was one of utter indifference.
From the beginning, it’s an expense Japan has never needed to pay.
The citizens have been suffering from the Battle of Okinawa and the continuing rule of American forces on top of it.
Just a year and four months ago in the residues of drums discovered in a soccer field in Okinawa, Japan, which was once part of the Kaneda Air Base of the U.S., the most pernicious of any dioxin substance was detected in high concentration. The U.S. military has been too irresponsible in not trying to investigate who [Read more]
Continuing to concentrate U.S. military bases in Okinawa is illogical, even from a military strategy standpoint. It is significant that diplomacy and security experts have recognized this.
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Nye contributed an article to a U.S. news site (Huffington Post) in which he [Read more]
The viewpoint of current U.S diplomats hasn’t changed at all from the U.S. high commissioners who despotically ruled Okinawa before its controlled return in 1972.