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Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell writes about human rights issues on Okinawa. In 2015, he received the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan Freedom of the Press Award for Lifetime Achievement for his investigations into U.S. military contamination on Okinawa and other base-related problems.

For Jon Mitchell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Informed-Public Project seeks environmental justice on Okinawa

Nov 19, 2016

Informed-Public Project seeks environmental justice on Okinawa

A recently founded organization on Okinawa is attempting to hold to account the powers-that-be for the damage that military contamination is causing the island’s environment. Established this year by Masami Kawamura, the Informed-Public Project (IPP) seeks to bring transparency to the often murky dealings ...

Welcome home, Okinawa

Oct 22, 2016

Welcome home, Okinawa

Under the slogan “Let the whole world move to the Uchina beat,” Okinawa will host the prefecture’s largest international event, the sixth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival from Thursday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 30. (Uchina means Okinawa in the island’s language, while Uchinanchu means an ...

The peacemakers of Okinawa

Jun 11, 2016

The peacemakers of Okinawa

Sixty years ago this week, the U.S. government released the controversial Price Report, triggering mass protests on Okinawa that gave birth to leaders who, while renowned in the prefecture, remain little known outside it