Okinawa: In the crosshairs of war

Apr 4, 2015

Okinawa: In the crosshairs of war

by Stephen Mansfield

“We always seem to be at the tail end of history, dragged along roads already ruined by others.” — “Memoirs of a Declining Ryukyuan Women,” Kushi Fusako On a recent trip to the Pacific island of Guam, I came across a peculiar omission in ...

Apr 2, 2015

Takakazu Kuriyama, former ambassador to U.S., dies at 83

Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States Takakazu Kuriyama, who was involved in bilateral talks for the 1972 reversion of Okinawa Prefecture, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 83. A native of Tokyo, Kuriyama ...

Apr 1, 2015

U.S. returns housing area to Okinawa

The United States has returned a 51-hectare housing area of Camp Zukeran in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, as part of a 2013 agreement to reduce the prefecture’s burden from hosting U.S. military bases. The move on Tuesday represents the second U.S. land return under the ...