May 16, 2016

2,500 turn out in Naha to protest Henoko U.S. base plan

About 2,500 people raised opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa in a rally held in the capital city of Naha on Sunday, the 44th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese administration from U.S. rule. The participants adopted a ...

Mar 31, 2016

58% of Okinawa residents say 'no' to U.S. base relocation: survey

Over 58 percent of residents in Okinawa Prefecture are opposed to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within the prefecture, a survey by the Okinawa Prefectural Government revealed Thursday. In the first-ever prefectural survey canvassing local views on the plan to ...

Nov 18, 2015

Court battle over Henoko

The court battle the central government has launched against the Okinawa Prefectural government over the project to relocate Air Station Futenma could further complicate the standoff.

Nov 18, 2015

Okinawa's base conundrum

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The Okinawa base issue goes beyond the tangible impact of the U.S. military bases. More than anything, it's the attitude of the Japanese central government toward the issue that irks Okinawans.

Jun 7, 2015

Abe should heed Onaga's words

To avoid an all-out confrontation with Okinawa, the Abe administration needs to search in earnest for an alternative plan to building a new U.S. Marine base in Henoko.

Oct 31, 2014

Awaiting Okinawans' verdict

As the campaign kicks off for the Nov. 16 Okinawa gubernatorial election, the Abe administration maintains that it will go ahead with land reclamation off the Henoko district of Nago to build a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, regardless of ...