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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Okinawa and the Problem of Empire

Doug Bandow of the American Conservative Defense Alliance writes about the tough decision the Japanese government needs to make on the Okinawa base issue.

World Beat: Velvet Imperialists

John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies writes about the Okinawa base issue in the latest World Beat.

Sign-Up to Visit Okinawa!

Please sign-up as a participant in "The Visit to U.S. Bases in Okinawa." Ordinary citizens participating on the trip will get a chance to travel to Okinawa, talk to local residents, and get a first hand experience to see the real situation of U.S. bases in Okinawa. This is an event sponsored by PeaceBoat and U.S. for Okinawa, NGOs based in Japan. For inquiries and applications, please contact U.S. for Okinawa at emilie@peaceboat.gr.jp.

Please Donate Now!

Please consider a donation to Japan-US Citizens for Okinawa Network (JUCON) / Network for Okinawa (NO). We’re preparing an ad to appear in the Washington Post that will emphasize the widespread opposition to any new base or base expansion; the threat of U.S. plans to the fragile Okinawan ecosystem; and the need for the U.S. to respect democratic process in other nations. JUCON has raised tens of thousands of dollars. And now the Network for Okinawa needs to raise money in the U.S. to make this a true transnational effort. So, please consider donating to our cause. Even small donations make a big difference. And your contributions are tax-deductible.

Okinawa Promo Video

Please watch the following video from ANPO Movie, illustrating what is at stake in Henoko, Okinawa.

Center for Biological Diversity Sign-On Letter

Please join the Center for Biological Diversity in its sign-on letter to President Obama and Prime Minister Hatoyama on the environmental damages of the planned project to open a U.S. military base to Henoko, Okinawa.

Can Japan Say No to Washington?

John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the Okinawa base issue and U.S. foreign policy.

Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa (JUCON) Announced Plans to Take Out Full Page Ad

Our partner, Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa (JUCON), announced its plan to take out a full page ad on the Okinawa base issue in a major U.S. newspaper by the end of March.

Sign the Following Petition!

Please sign the following letter here:

We must protect the reef and its inhabitants. Speak out and tell President Obama to protect Okinawa's reefs and stop all plans for the construction of a military base.

Launch of CloseTheBase.org!

Welcome to the grand opening of CloseTheBase.org! This is an effort of the Network for Okinawa to support the unconditional closure of the U.S. Marine Corps base at Futenma and oppose the construction of other U.S. bases in Okinawa.