Okinawa Rally Urges Japan, US Gov’ts To Scrap Base Relocation Plan

By Staff, -

NAHA (Kyodo) -- A rally of thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. air base within the southern [...]

Okinawan People Vote By 72% To Oppose US Military Base, But Abe Moves Ahead Anyway

By Staff, -

NAHA--Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki proclaimed that the decisive 72 percent opposed to the relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture in a referendum on Feb. 24 shows the "firm [...]

Okinawa Activists Petition White House To Stop Military Base Construction

By John Zangas, -

Washington, DC — Peace activists are calling for the U.S. government to call off plans for a massive military construction project on the Japanese island of Okinawa. On January 7, a fourth [...]

After 1,600 Days Of Protest, Okinawans Bring Fight To Washington

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States military is building another base on Okinawa in an environmentally-sensitive area, on top of the second most diverse coral reef in the world, against the will of Okinawans who [...]

The Tyranny Of Contamination: The US Military Is Poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, -

High concentrations of the deadly compounds Per-fluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) and Per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), together known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in [...]

Tokyo Solidarity With Okinawa Against Killing Of Henoko Coral

By Joseph Essertier, Japan for a World Beyond War. -

Tokyo, Japan - On US television, in US newspapers, and on US-based Internet news sites this week there is a near-perfect silence as our government begins to build in earnest, on the island of a [...]

Demand Investigation Before New Base Built In Okinawa

By Veterans for Peace - Ryukyus/Okinawa Chapter Kokusai (VFP-ROCK), Popular Resistance. -

Okinawa is heading for a crisis.  After decades of delays, the Japanese Defence Ministry is poised to begin dumping earth into the pristine coral garden of Okinawa’s Oura Bay to build a super [...]

The Dramatic Struggle For Our Planet And For Humanity In Henoko, Okinawa

By Kawaguchi Mayumi, -

The political scientist and activist Douglas Lummis has written, “The reasons for abandoning construction of the new US Marine Corps Air Facility at Henoko in northern Okinawa are many.” Indeed. [...]

In Blow To LDP, Opponent Of U.S. Base Relocation Plan Denny Tamaki Wins Okinawa Gubernatorial Race

By Eric Johnston, -

OSAKA – In a major defeat for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling bloc, Kyodo News and other media reported Sunday evening that former Lower House member Denny Tamaki, a staunch opponent of [...]

World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call For Demilitarization Of Okinawa

By Staff, -

In January 2014, more than one hundred scholars, peace activists and artists from around the world issued a statement condemning the Japanese and U.S. governments’ plans to close MCAS Futenma, [...]

Hundreds Join Anti-U.S. Base Protest, Scores Rally Off Coast

By Staff, -

NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--Okinawans rallied in their hundreds Aug. 17 to protest reclamation work for a new U.S. military base here. Scores drove home their point by boating in waters close to [...]

70,000 Protest US Army Base In Okinawa

By RT. -

Around 70,000 people protested the Japanese government’s plan to relocate a US air base within Okinawa island. Locals say the base will hurt the environment and claim they have sacrificed enough [...]

Justice For Hiroji: ‘Rough Country Boy’ Vs Empire

By Will Griffin, the Peace Report -

Hiroji Yamashiro has been a fierce leader of the anti-base movement on Okinawa Island in fighting back against the blanket of U.S. militarism that covers the island. Yamashiro, along with other [...]

U.S Military Bases Sustain War, Undermine Sovereignty And Threaten Public Health In “Host” Nations

By Elliot Swain, -

US military outposts in foreign nations are vestiges of a shameful history of US imperialism dating back to the Spanish-American War and subsequent US colonization of the Philippines and Cuba. [...]

New Year’s Wishes For Peace From Henoko

By Bruce Gagnon, -

It was Hiroji Yamashiro that was jailed last year for five months in solitary confinement by the Japanese government (likely at the request of the US) for having committed the crime of helping to [...]

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