Okinawa zwischen Krieg und Frieden
Ein Besucher aus Vietnam:
"Okinawa bedeutet in Vietnam die Furcht selbst."
2020: Okinawa Demands Democracy
Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 16 | Number 4 | Article ID 5453 | Aug 15, 2020
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus.
Okinawa Demands Democracy: The Heavy Hand of Japanese and American Rule
Translated and Introduced by Joseph Essertier
In “Okinawa Demands Democracy” Maedomari Hiromari patiently details the cruel political and economic injustices that burden Okinawans today, such as their pseudo-citizenship and semi-colonial status, a status that arose from the U.S. military occupation of Okinawa (which began with the horrific 1945 Battle of Okinawa). His analysis reveals the way that such injustices are an inevitable result of Tokyo’s subservience to Japan’s imperial masters in Washington, and it demonstrates that, as a result of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, none of the people of the Archipelago, in fact, enjoy full sovereignty. That same government that repeatedly plundered Okinawa during the past three quarters of a century under the banner of fighting for freedom and democracy has also repeatedly violated Japan’s sovereignty. ....