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Japan: Okinawa

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Today's US Military Bases in Okinawa (as of 3/99). 38 bases housing over 50,000 US military personnel.

Thousands Rally Against US Bases in Okinawa. May Lee, CNN (10/21/95).

A Wartime Diary. Tatsusei Yogi, Alternating Currents. Okinawan perspective on the American invasion of 1945.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Japan Focus: Okinawa.

Okinawa Peace Network of Los Angeles. Works to remove US bases from Okinawa.

Okinawa Times.

In the Library: Articles

Keiichi, Inamine. "Okinawa as Pacific crossroads," Japan Quarterly 47,3 (7-9/00):10-17.

Schirmer, Daniel B. "Japan & the global policeman," Monthly Review 47,9 (2/96):24-30.

Tigner, James L. "The Ryukyuans in Peru, 1906-1952," The Americas 35,1 (7/78).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Astor, Gerald. Operation Iceberg: The Invasion & Conquest of Okinawa in World War II (NY: Dell, 1996).

Bandow, Doug. Okinawa: Liberating Washington's East Asian Military Colony (Washington: Cato Institute, 1998).

Eldridge, Robert D. The Origins of the Bilateral Okinawa Problem: Okinawa in US-Japan Relations, 1945-1952 (NY: Garland, 2001).

Higa, Mikio. Politics & Parties in Postwar Okinawa (Vancouver: U. British Columbia, 1963).

Johnson, Chalmers (ed.) Okinawa: Cold War Island (Cardiff CA: Japan Policy Research Institute, 1999).

Reid, Maree-Anne. The Shape of Things to Come: The US-Japan Security Relationship in the New Era (Canberra: Australian National U, 1998).

Sturdevant, Saundra P. & Brenda Stoltzfus. Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution & the US Military in Asia (NY, 1992).

In the Library: Fiction

Ooshiro, Tatsuhiro & Mineo Higashi. Okinawa: Two Postwar Novellas (trans. Steve Rabson: Berkeley: Center for Japanese Studies, 1989). "The Cocktail Party" [1967] concerns society's responses to the rape of a young woman by an American soldier; "Child of Okinawa," the memoir of a boy growing up in the brothel/bars near an American base.

Sneider, Vern. The Teahouse of the August Moon (NY: G.P. Putnam, 1951).

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