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Jon Mitchell writes about human rights issues on Okinawa. Numerous TV documentaries have been based upon his work — including “Defoliated Island,” winner of a 2012 award for excellence from Japan’s Association of Commercial Broadcasters.

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

Thousands march on Henoko base site

Aug 23, 2014

Thousands march on Henoko base site

More than 3,500 demonstrators marched to U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday in the largest show of anger to date against the new American base being built off Henoko Bay to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in crowded ...

Monuments to peace reveal island's violent history

Aug 9, 2014

Monuments to peace reveal island's violent history

With its perpetual flame for peace and slabs of granite inscribed with the names of the more than 241,000 people who died on all sides during the Battle of Okinawa, the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni is the island’s most famous monument — ...