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Steve Rabson is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Brown University. His books are Okinawa: Two Postwar Novellas (Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1989, reprinted 1996), Righteous Cause or Tragic Folly: Changing Views of War in Modern Japanese Poetry (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1998), Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa, co-edited with Michael Molasky (University of Hawaii Press, 2000), The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within (University of Hawaii Press, 2012), Islands of Resistance: Japanese Literature from Okinawa, co-edited with Davinder Bhowmik (University of Hawaii Press, 2016); and translator of Okinawa’s GI Brides: Their Lives in America by Etsuko Takushi Crissey (University of Hawaii Press, 2017). He was stationed in Okinawa as a U.S. Army draftee in 1967-68., and is an Asia-Pacific Journal contributing editor.

American Literature on the Battle of Okinawa and the Continuing US Military Presence
On Okinawa, Locals Want US Troops to Leave
Trump's Threat to Charge Japan More for U.S. Forces: Taoka Shunji says “Let them leave.”
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Perry’s Black Ships in Japan and Ryukyu: The Whitewash of History
Okinawans Say “No Pasarán” to the U.S. Marines: A delegation to Washington asks the Obama administration to respect democracy
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U.S. Veterans Reveal 1962 Nuclear Close Call Dodged in Okinawa
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Okinawa and disaster-struck Tohoku region sacrificed for Tokyo
My Story: A Daughter Recalls the Battle of Okinawa
The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan at War
Above the East China Sea: Okinawa During the Battle and Today
Okinawa’s Henoko was a “storage location” for nuclear weapons: published accounts
Being Okinawan in Japan: The Diaspora Experience
Henoko and the U.S. Military: A History of Dependence and Resistance−−
“Secret” 1965 Memo Reveals Plans to Keep U.S. Bases and Nuclear Weapons Options in Okinawa After Reversion 1965
Case Dismissed: Osaka Court Upholds Novelist Oe Kenzaburo for Writing that Japanese Military Ordered "Group Suicides" in Battle of Okinawa
Okinawan Perspectives on Japan's Imperial Institution
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Nago Mayor Inamine’s Concise Guide to What’s Wrong with the Planned Marine Air Base