Articles by Gavan McCormack

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Gavan McCormack is an emeritus professor of Australian National University and coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal. He is co-author with Satoko Oka Norimatsu of Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012, Horitsu bunkasha, 2013) and co-author with John Dower of the recently published Tenkanki no Nihon e – Pax Americana ka Pax Asia ka (NHK Bukkusu, 2014).

Japan’s Problematic Prefecture – Okinawa and the US-Japan Relationship
“Ceasefire” on Oura Bay: The March 2016 Japan-Okinawa “Amicable Agreement” Introduction and Six Views from within the Okinawan Anti-Base Movement
The Ginowan Mayoral – Okinawan Currents and Counter-Currents
Battle Stations—Okinawa in 2016
To the Courts! To the Streets! Okinawa at December 2015
Introduction: The Experts Report and the Future of Okinawa
Striving for “Normalization” – Korea-Japan Civic Cooperation and the Attempt to Resolve the “Comfort Women” problem
“All Japan” versus “All Okinawa” - Abe Shinzo’s Military-Firstism
Storm Ahead: Okinawa's Outlook for 2015
The End of the Postwar? The Abe Government, Okinawa, and Yonaguni Island
Okinawa’s “Darkest Year”
The Front Line in the Struggle for Democracy in Japan – Nago City, Okinawa
Bitter Soup For Okinawans - The Governor’s Year-End Betrayal
Introduction: The Continued Saga of the Henoko Base and Japan-US-Okinawa Relations
Japan’s Client State (Zokkoku) Problem
Okinawa Facing a Hot Summer: Introduction and Four Texts translated from Japanese
Much Ado over Small Islands: The Sino-Japanese Confrontation over Senkaku/Diaoyu
Okinawans Facing a Year of Trial: the Okinawa-Japan-US Relationship and the East China Sea
Abe Days Are Here Again: Japan in the World
Yonaguni: Dilemmas of a Frontier Island in the East China Sea
Ryukyu/Okinawa, From Disposal to Resistance
Troubled Seas: Japan’s Pacific and East China Sea Domains (and Claims)
Okinawa’s Nature Groaning – Let’s Turn Mt Kushi into a Forest of Life. On the Sixtieth Anniversary of the San Francisco Treaty and the Fortieth Anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion to Japan−−6040
North Korea's 100th – Celebrations Gone Awry100−−
North Korea's 100th – To Celebrate or To Surrender?100−−
Mage – Japan’s Island Beyond the Reach of the Law−−
Okinawa, New Year 2012: Tokyo’s Year End Surprise Attack
Discordant Visitors: Japanese and Okinawan Messages to the US−−
Deception and Diplomacy: The US, Japan, and Okinawa−− •Japanese text available
Hubris Punished: Japan as Nuclear State−−
Contested Waters - Contested Texts: Storm over Korea's West Sea−−
New Year 2011, Okinawa and the Future of East Asia2011
Small Islands – Big Problem: Senkaku/Diaoyu and the Weight of History and Geography in China-Japan Relations−−−/ •Japanese, Korean and Chinese texts available
The Battle of Okinawa 2010: Japan-US Relations at a Crossroad2010−−
Ideas, Identity and Ideology in Contemporary Japan: The Sato Masaru Phenomenon−−
Ampo's Troubled 50th: Hatoyama's Abortive Rebellion, Okinawa's Mounting Resistance and the US-Japan Relationship - Part 150—1
Ampo's Troubled 50th: Hatoyama's Abortive Rebellion, Okinawa's Mounting Resistance and the US-Japan Relationship - Part 250—2
Ampo's Troubled 50th: Hatoyama's Abortive Rebellion, Okinawa's Mounting Resistance and the US-Japan Relationship - Part 350—3 [Macedonian Translation Available]
The Travails of a Client State: An Okinawan Angle on the 50th Anniversary of the US-Japan Security Treaty−−
The US-Japan 'Alliance', Okinawa, and Three Looming Elections
Electing a Town Mayor in Okinawa: Report from the Nago Trenches [Updated] [Korean translation available]
The Battle of Okinawa 2009: Obama vs Hatoyama [Japanese translation]
The Road to Copenhagen [Korean and Japanese translations available]
History Too Long Denied: Japan's Unresolved Colonial Past and Today's North Korea Problem
Security Council Condemnation of North Korean "UFO" Deepens Korean Crisis
Grappling with Cold War History: Korea's Embattled Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Hillary in Japan - The Enforcer
Okinawa's Turbulent 400 Years [Japanese text available]
Facing the Past: War and Historical Memory in Japan and Korea [Korean text available]
The Okinawan Alternative to Japan's Dependent Militarism [Japanese translation available]
Korea at 60 [Korean translation available]
August Nuclear Thoughts: the New Proliferation (Available in Korean)
Okinawa Says "No" to US-Japan Base Plan
"Conservatism" and "Nationalism". The Japan Puzzle
Japan as a Plutonium Superpower
North Korea and the Birth Pangs of a New Northeast Asian Order
Abe and Okinawa: Collision Course?
Japan as a Nuclear State
Fitting Okinawa into Japan the "Beautiful Country"
A Denuclearization Deal in Beijing: The Prospect of Ending the 20th Century in East Asia
Yokohama and Seoul: Dealing With Crimes of State in Japan and South Korea
The Okinawan Election and Resistance to Japan's Military First Politics
Criminal States: Soprano vs. Baritone - North Korea and the US
Japan's Political and Constitutional Crossroads
"The North Korean Problem", Japan and the US: The Politics of Hypocrisy
The Nago Mayoral Election and Okinawa s Search for a Way Beyond Bases and Dependence
North Korea and the US "Strategic Decision"
Tide Change in Saga, Japan
Koizumi's Kingdom of Illusion
Okinawa and the Revamped US-Japan Alliance
The Strange Record of 15 Years of Japan-North Korea Negotiations
The Umbrella and the Mushroom: Realism and Extremism on North Korea
Japan's Sixtieth
A North Korean Visitor to the White House
Disputed Bones: Japan, North Korea and the 'Nature' Controversy
Looking Back at the Occupation -- The US and Japan over 60 Years
War and Japan's Memory Wars: the media and the globalization of consciousness
Pyongyang Waiting for the Spring
Minamata: The Irresponsibility of the Japanese State
Community and Identity in Northeast Asia: 1930s and Today
Koizumi's Japan in Bush's World: After 9/11
Terror in Japan
Making Sense of the Korean Crisis: An Interview
Sunshine, Containment, War: Korean Options
North Korea Coming in from the cold?
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Doug Bandow: Give Okinawa Back To The Okinawans
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Fukushima: An Assessment of the Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown —
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Dilemma of a Japanese Island: Territorial Defense in the East China Sea and Yonaguni Island
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"Okinawa Again" - Okinawa Special Series - A Postscript