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# okinawa - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Thousands rally at US military base in Japan after alleged rape and murder of young woman

The incident happened in April and has intensified long-standing opposition to the base.

# okinawa - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa

“We simply had no idea what to do. I was 17. We all thought we would be back at school in a week.”

# okinawa - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# okinawa - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations

Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.

# okinawa - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.