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Okinawa Governor says MCAS Futenma can stay!

In what seems like a “convenient” change of heart, Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, now supports MCAS Futenma remaining on Okinawa. Plans to return MCAS Futenma to land owners were agreed on in 1996 and again in 2005, alongside a program to move approximately 8,000 Marines and their 9,000 dependents stationed in Okinawa to Guam. The… Keep Reading

Maps of Foreign Lands

One of my favorite Tweeters, Durf (a translator and editor in Tokyo) over at Japan Echo, posted this on his blog: “The 外邦図デジタルアーカイブ (digital archive of gaihōzu, “maps of foreign lands”) on the Tōhoku University library website looks like a great resource for students of wartime history, cartography buffs, or people interested in Asian geography… Keep Reading

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