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Six Decades of US-Japanese Government Collusion in Bringing Nuclear Weapons to Japan via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

By Steve Rabson Abstract: The Navy ship containing nuclear bombs that a junior officer saw anchored off Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station in 1959 was only the most notorious of many U.S. violations of Japan’s official policy banning nuclear weapons. The … Continue reading

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We knew it but now it’s confirmed: Nuclear Weapons on Okinawa Declassified via History News Network

For the first time, the U.S. government has officially declassified the fact that the United States stored nuclear weapons on Okinawa during the Cold War. Although an open secret for decades, the subject has been controversial because Japan’s leaders and … Continue reading

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The Okinawa missiles of October via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Penn., had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, which, if borne out as true, … Continue reading

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Hayao Miyazaki Gives 300 Million Yen to Build Kids’ Area in Park via Animenewsnetwork

Anime director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki donated 300 million yen (around US$2.4 million) to the town of Kumejima, Okinawa for the construction of an “Interaction Center for Children” in the town’s Zenda Forest Park. The project’s supervisor and … Continue reading

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Similarities come into focus in talk of nuclear plants, U.S. bases with ethnic minority in Vietnam via The Asahi Shimbun

The first construction project for a nuclear power plant in Vietnam is proceeding in Ninh Thuan province, on the country’s south-central coast. I visited the site in September on an Okinawan university’s study tour. Inrajaka, a 30-year-old man belonging to … Continue reading

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PCB waste from US military sites will be disposed in Fukushima via Japan Press Weekly

Highly toxic PCB waste from former U.S. military facilities in Okinawa will be disposed of in the 3.11 disaster-hit prefecture of Fukushima, Akahata reported on September 23. Citizens are raising voices of protest against the plan. On behalf of the … Continue reading

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ASAHI POLL: 72% criticize government’s response to Fukushima radioactive water leak issue via Asahi Shimbun

Seventy-two percent of respondents in an Asahi Shimbun poll said the Abe administration’s response to leaks of radioactive water at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was “late.” This compared with 15 percent who answered it was “early.” … Continue reading

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U.S. Film Producer Oliver Stone To Meet Hiroshima Survivors via Bernama

TOKYO, Aug 5 (Bernama) — U.S. film director Oliver Stone will meet with atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki this week as the two cities commemorate lives lost in the U.S. atomic bombings in 1945, Xinhua news agency reported. … Continue reading

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Oliver Stone to reveal ‘disturbing facts’ on A-bombings during Japan visit via The Asahi Shinbun

U.S. movie director Oliver Stone, who is scheduled to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa Prefecture for the first time in August, said he plans to reveal “disturbing findings” on the U.S. atomic bombings and other historical facts during his stay … Continue reading

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People Flee Japan Nuke Disaster to Faraway Okinawa via ABC news

[…] Okinawa has welcomed the people from Fukushima and other northeastern prefectures (states) affected by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that set off the nuclear disaster. Okinawa is offering 60,000 yen ($750) a month to help relocating families … Continue reading

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