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Articles by Satoko Oka Norimatsu

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Satoko Oka NORIMATSU is Director of the Peace Philosophy Centre, a peace-education organization in Vancouver, Canada, with a widely-read Japanese-English blog on topics such as peace and justice, war memory and education in East Asia, US-Japan relations, US military bases in Okinawa, nuclear issues, and media criticism. (View English-language posts only here.) She is co-author with Gavan McCormack of Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012; an updated paperback version was published in the spring of 2018). The Japanese translation is 『沖縄の〈怒 〉-日米への抵抗』(法律文化社, 2013, the Korean translation is 저항하는 섬, 오끼나와: 미국과 일본에 맞선 70년간의 기록(창비, 2014)and the Chinese translation is 沖縄之怒 美国同盟下的抗争 (社会科学文献出版社, 2015). She is also co-author with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick of 『よし、戦争につい て話そう。戦争の本質について話をしようじゃないか!(Let's Talk About War. Let's Talk about What War Really Is!)』(金曜日, 2014). She is editor, author, and translator of 『正義への責任 世界から沖縄へ(Responsibility for Justice – From the World to Okinawa) Vol 1,2,3』 (Ryukyu Shimpo, 2015, 2016, 2017) and『沖縄は孤立していない 世界から沖縄への声、声、声。(Okinawa Is Not Alone – Voices for Okinawa from the World)』(Kinyobi, 2018). She is an Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus editor.

Canada's “History Wars”: The “Comfort Women” and the Nanjing Massacre
Amidst an Explosion of Anti-Korean Hate: Thoughts on Overcoming Colonialism and Bringing Peace to the Korean Peninsula
Reflections on the Remaking of the Imperial Image in the Reiwa Era and Japanese Democracy
Blowing the whistle on sexual violence by Hirokawa Ryuichi, a prominent Japanese human rights journalist
Japan’s Far-right Politicians, Hate Speech and Historical Denial – Branding Okinawa as “Anti-Japan”
From Nanjing to Okinawa – Two Massacres, Two Commanders
Two Faces of the Hate Korean Campaign in Japan
The Emperor’s Army and Japan’s Discrimination against Okinawa
Political Agenda Behind the Japanese Emperor and Empress’ “Irei” Visit to the Philippines
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Looking at Flaws in the Henoko Landfill Permit Process from the Standpoint of the Right to Self-determination
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Worldwide Responses to the 20 Millisievert Controversy20
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Nanjing Massacre 75th Anniversary and the China-Japan Island Dispute 75
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“We used chemical weapons in Vietnam”: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explain how telling the untold history can change the world for the better
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Suicide as Protest – Two Self-immolations under the Abe Regime
Ryukyu/Okinawa, From Disposal to Resistance
Amid Invisible Terror: The Righteous Anger of A Fukushima Farmer Poet−−
Fukushima and Okinawa – the “Abandoned People,” and Civic Empowerment−−
Discordant Visitors: Japanese and Okinawan Messages to the US−−
The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition−− • Japanese text available
Fukushima is Worse than Chernobyl – on Global Contamination
Protecting Children Against Radiation: Japanese Citizens Take Radiation Protection into Their Own Hands •Japanese text available
Hatoyama's Confession: The Myth of Deterrence and the Failure to Move a Marine Base Outside Okinawa−−
New Year 2011, Okinawa and the Future of East Asia2011
"The World is beginning to know Okinawa": Ota Masahide Reflects on his Life from the Battle of Okinawa to the Struggle for Okinawa
Henoko, Okinawa: Inside the Sit-In−−
Why Build a New Base on Okinawa When the Marines are Relocating to Guam?: Okinawa Mayor Challenges Japan and the US ?-
Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 65 – A Reflection−−