Editorials Mar 27, 2015

Battle looms over Futenma

The standoff over construction of a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma threatens to develop into an all-out legal battle between the Abe administration and Okinawa Prefecture.

Editorials Feb 12, 2015

When push comes to shove

The forcefulness with which the Abe administration is pushing ahead with work on a replacement facility for a U.S. Marine Corps air station in Okinawa could harden the attitude of Okinawans long-opposed to its construction.

Editorials Aug 21, 2014

Seabed drilling off Henoko

The Abe administration's approval of the start of seabed drilling off Henoko, Okinawa, shows that it is not much concerned with winning the support of Okinawans as it pushes for construction of a new facility to replace U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma.