Jun 17, 2016

Kishida 'concerned' about China's moves around Japan waters

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday expressed concern about “escalating” moves by Chinese navy ships following repeated entries into or near Japanese territorial waters in the past week. On Thursday, the Defense Ministry said a Chinese navy ship sailed into an area near Kitadaito ...

The peacemakers of Okinawa

Jun 11, 2016

The peacemakers of Okinawa

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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

New life and old ghosts in Okinawa

| Jun 11, 2016

New life and old ghosts in Okinawa

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I had two images of Okinawa before I visited: One was of a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches; the other, of isolated islands inhabited by strong characters that don’t take any nonsense from the Japanese government or the U.S. military. Arriving at the airport ...