Okinawa

The United States finds itself once again exceedingly unpopular on the Japanese island of Okinawa; an American marine has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl—see “Rice Offers Regret After Marine Is Accused of Rape on Okinawa” in the New York Times. Cornell University Press has two books that might be helpful in understanding this story from two different angles:

Women of Okinawa: Nine Voices from a Garrison Island by Ruth Ann Keyso
Base Politics: Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas by Alexander Cooley (forthcoming)

Okinawa