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Doubt cast over Tomin First's national appeal

| Jul 15, 2017

Doubt cast over Tomin First's national appeal

"Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be." — Marshall McLuhan, in a 1972 interview The resounding victory in the ...

Okinawa moves to block U.S. base construction at Henoko

Jul 12, 2017

Okinawa moves to block U.S. base construction at Henoko

Three months after the Okinawa Defense Bureau started seawall construction off the coast of Nago in Okinawa's Henoko district, work to build a replacement facility for a U.S. military base in Ginowan is moving forward — and along with it, renewed legal and political ...