Despite the advances the Trump administration made with Taiwan, it left two important actions incomplete, which makes his electoral defeat unfortunate for supporters of Taiwan.
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It was twenty-five years ago nearly to the day, following the tragic early September 1995 rape of an Okinawan school girl in Kin Village, Okinawa Prefecture, by three U.S. servicemen — two Marines and a Navy medic — that the Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Command ...
Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 4, 1995, a 12-year-old girl was abducted, beaten and raped in the village of Kin, Okinawa Prefecture, by three U.S. servicemen — two marines and a naval medic.
Organizations like schools and companies can stand ready to help each other immediately after a crisis hits.
Civilians always pay the highest price in war.
Like many aspects of Japanese society, and the mix of politics, money, and the underworld, we may never know what actually happened.
The global pandemic has left Okinawa's tourist industry reeling.
Petitions became protests, and demands became demonstrations.
The Hagerty Incident would affect Japan-U.S. relations for years to come.
Defense Agency Director-General Munenori Akagi opposed using the Self-Defense Forces to put down civil disturbances.