Aug 15, 2016

Henoko row back in court

The Abe administration should realize that a court battle won't bring about a positive resolution to the Okinawa base dispute.

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


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.

/ Oct 11, 2015

Onaga set to revoke approval for Futenma landfill work on Tuesday

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga on Tuesday will officially revoke approval for central government landfill work needed to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma further north in the prefecture, a senior prefectural official said Sunday. Onaga, who was elected governor last November after campaigning to ...