Category Archives: Okinawa

The Reconstruction Project and the US

By KEN HIRANO

Photo: PACIFIC OCEAN (April 4, 2011) Japan Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa receives honors from Sailors upon his arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). -via flickr
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On February 10th 2012, in the eleventh month after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11th 2011, the Reconstruction Agency of Japan would be inaugurated and the reconstruction project underway. Continue reading The Reconstruction Project and the US

This is a Struggle of Discourses

by PROJECT DISAGREE

Photo: Angry Goya on flickr via: Ten Thousand Things: May 7, 2011 Okinawa Bitter Gourd Protest: “U.S. government itself is a ‘master of manipulation and extortion’”
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The rapist remark made by Satoshi Tanaka, the Chief of Okinawa Defense Bureau, was taken up to be investigated as fast as ever, after reported in Ryuku Shinpo on November 29th 2011, and its progress was made into an unprecedented spectacle hour by hour. As a result, Tanaka was suspended from his position on the same day, due to his “An Inappropriate Remark That Insults Women and Okinawans” (Okinawa Times, online, November 29th). Continue reading This is a Struggle of Discourses

Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima

by CHIYO WAKABAYASHI

Photo: Ojo de Cineasta on flickr

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Given that it is over a thousand kilometers distance from Fukushima Daiichi, the society of Okinawa at the moment does not appear to suffer much effect from the nuclear accident. Even though a small amount of radioactive substances must be flying over through the sky, Continue reading Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima