Mar 27, 2015

Battle looms over Futenma

The standoff over construction of a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma threatens to develop into an all-out legal battle between the Abe administration and Okinawa Prefecture.

Mar 16, 2015

Heed the will of Okinawans

Seabed drilling related to land reclamation work for a new U.S. air base off the Henoko district of Okinawa has resumed for the first time since new Gov. Takeshi Onaga took office. The Abe administration appears to be running roughshod over the sentiments of ...

Mar 1, 2015

Arrest of Henoko protesters

The way in which two activists opposed to the construction of a replacement U.S. military facility on Okinawa were arrested last week raises suspicions that a crackdown against protesters in general is imminent.

Feb 24, 2015

Okinawa anti-base activists freed from jail

Two activists have been released following their arrest Sunday during a protest against construction of the replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture. The pair allegedly trespassed at the gate of Camp Schwab during a demonstration against work on ...