Oliver Stone warmed to Okinawans, fired up base foes

Aug 21, 2013

Oliver Stone warmed to Okinawans, fired up base foes

by Jon Mitchell

On Aug. 13, a dozen anti-base demonstrators scuffled with police outside the gates of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, as marines watched from behind the fence cracking jokes and laughing. Such scenes occur daily in Okinawa, which is saddled with ...

Stone weighs in on Japanese defense

| Aug 17, 2013

Stone weighs in on Japanese defense

by Philip Brasor

It’s August, when the Japanese media’s attention turns to peace, or, at least, the absence of war. The anniversaries of the atomic bombings and subsequent surrender occasion print and broadcast discussions of what Japan learned from its bloody mid-century military campaign. For most people ...

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima to kick off war site tour

Aug 5, 2013

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima to kick off war site tour

U.S. film director Oliver Stone went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Sunday ahead of the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing. “I feel bad today, like I’m walking dead, when I see . . . the skeleton, the bones, the rags, ...

Oliver Stone likens Japan to U.S. vassal

Jun 15, 2013

Oliver Stone likens Japan to U.S. vassal

by Marcie Kagawa

Japan has an unhealthy relationship with the U.S. and should reclaim its “political sovereignty,” American film director Oliver Stone said in a recent interview. A staunch anti-war critic who has directed a number of war and political films, the 66-year-old Stone called the U.S. ...

'Savages'

Mar 8, 2013

'Savages'

by Giovanni Fazio

Oliver Stone’s first hit as a director was “Salvador,” way back in 1986, which looked at a small Latin American nation’s descent into political murder, funded mostly by its larger neighbor to the north. Now, with “Savages,” he seems to have come full circle, ...