Robert D. Eldridge

For Robert D. Eldridge's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Okinawa’s wasted COVID-19 year

Commentary / Japan Apr 21, 2021

Okinawa’s wasted COVID-19 year

For political reasons, the economic contribution of the Okinawa bases is heavily downplayed, sometimes by five or 10 times as much, in local government publications and the media.

The dangerously flawed U.S. Senkakus policy

Commentary / Japan Apr 12, 2021

The dangerously flawed U.S. Senkakus policy

Earlier this week Kyodo News dropped a bombshell (pun intended) by introducing the contents of declassified U.S. documents that the U.S. government turned down a request in June 1978 for its military based in Japan to use its firing and bombing ranges in the ...