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X Pacific Islands
The Bravo Test and the Death and Life of the Global Ecosystem in the Early Anthropocene
Civilization & Barbarism: Cartoon Commentary & “The White Man’s Burden” (1898–1902)
The Sense of Sacred: Mauna Kea and Oura Bay
Contradictory Understandings of “Abduction”: Reflections on two Controversies
Producing Okinawan Cultural Identity in Hawai`i’s 'Multicultural Paradise'
MSG Headache, West Papuan Heartache? Indonesia's Melanesian Foray MSG()
The US ‘Pivot to Asia’, the China Spectre and the Australian-American Alliance
US Pacific Command, Climate Change and Collaborative Society
The Radiation That Makes People Invisible: A Global Hibakusha Perspective
The San Francisco System: Past, Present, Future in U.S.-Japan-China Relations
Poison In Our Waters: A Brief Overview of the Proposed Militarization of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
‘Sweetening’ the Pentagon’s Deal in the Marianas: From Guam to Pagan
United Nations Report Reveals the Ongoing Legacy of Nuclear Colonialism in the Marshall Islands
Yonaguni: Dilemmas of a Frontier Island in the East China Sea
Japan, the United States, and the Road to World War II in the Pacific
Ryukyu/Okinawa, From Disposal to Resistance
Out With Human Rights, In With Government-Authored History: The Comfort Women and the Hashimoto Prescription for a ‘New Japan’
Why Americans Must End America’s Self-Generating Wars
Becoming “Chinese”—But What “Chinese”?—in Southeast Asia−−
The San Francisco Peace Treaty and Frontier Problems in the Regional Order in East Asia: A Sixty Year Perspective−−60
Living Along the Fenceline and Standing Army: The American Empire of Bases
Being Okinawan in Japan: The Diaspora Experience
Dominion From Sea to Sea: America's Pacific Ascendancy
Why the New “Emphasis on Asia” in U.S. Policy?? Tanaka News •Japanese original is available
Japan’s New Order and Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: Planning for Empire−−
The Goddess of the Wind and Okikurmi
Would An Independent West Papua Be A Failing State?
Ōishi Matashichi and Richard Falk, The Day the Sun Rose in the West. Bikini, the Lucky Dragon and I
Pan-Asianism as an Ideal of Asian Identity and Solidarity, 1850–Present−−1850
The Man Who Continues to Speak about Experiencing the H-Bomb -- Exposed Clearly: the Deception that is Deterrence−−
Economic Crisis Shakes US Forces Overseas: The Price of Base Expansion in Okinawa and Guam―
The Explosive Growth of U.S. Military Power on Guam Confronts People Power: Experience of an island people under Spanish, Japanese and American colonial rule−−
Japanese Atrocities on Nauru during the Pacific War: The murder of Australians, the massacre of lepers and the ethnocide of Nauruans−−
US Military Bases on Guam in Global Perspective
Okinawa and Guam: In the Shadow of U.S. and Japanese “Global Defense Posture”——
Making the Invisible Empire Visible
Fortress Guam: Resistance to US Military Mega-Buildup——
A Drink Called Paradise: Nuclear Legacy in the South Pacific——
Misunderstanding Hiroshima
American Police Training and Political Violence: From the Philippines Conquest to the Killing Fields of Afghanistan and Iraq’
The Long Voyage: The Golden Rule and Resistance to Nuclear Testing in Asia and the Pacific −−
Why Build a New Base on Okinawa When the Marines are Relocating to Guam?: Okinawa Mayor Challenges Japan and the US ?-
International Students and U.S. Global Power in the Long 20th Century20
Japanese Bureaucrats Hide Decision to Move All US Marines out of Okinawa to Guam •Japanese original available
Korean Prisoners-of-War in Hawaii During World War II and the Case of US Navy Abduction of Three Korean Fishermen
The Battle of Okinawa 2009: Obama vs Hatoyama [Japanese translation]
Early Returns from Japan’s New Criminal Trials
Building a Better Bomb: Reflections on the Atomic Bomb, the Hydrogen Bomb, and the Neutron Bomb
Environmental Culture and World Heritage in Pacific Japan: Saving the Ogasawara Islands
A Solution to the Whaling Issue? Former MOFA spokesman speaks out