Irresistible Force (Japan) Versus Immovable Object (Okinawa): Struggle Without End?

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    Gavan McCormack here explores matters raised in his 2018 book with Satoko Oka Norimatsu (Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States, 2nd edition), outlines recent judicial, political, diplomatic and ecological developments with a bearing on the "Okinawa problem," and considers the tactics and strategy employed in the long-running contest by Okinawa's social movements on the one hand and the Japanese and American states on the other. The text that follows is a slightly revised version of the invited lecture he delivered at International Christian University in Tokyo on 11 November 2019.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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