Okinawa Files Lawsuit Against Tokyo Over US Military Base Relocation

Sputnik –  In November, Japanese Minister of Land Keiichi Ishii filed a lawsuit against Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, after the latter refused to fulfill Tokyo’s recommendations on the relocation of a US base from Okinawa’s highly-populated district in the city of Ginowan to the Henoko coastal area of Nago city. Later that month, Okinawa announced it would launch a retaliatory lawsuit against the Tokyo administration in December. The […]

Japanese Resist US Military Bases In Okinawa

By Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase and Gwyn Kirk, November 3rd, 2014 ( reposted from Popular Resistance) Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases. They come in kayaks and canoes to protect the bay, maintain a tent city on the beach, and […]