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Postwar U.S.-Japan "Territorial" Issues and Their Contemporary Implications: Okinawa, Amami, Ogasawara, and the Senkakus
Robert D. Eldridge, Visiting Researcher, Okinawa International University's Institute of Law and Politics
The territorial dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyutai islands now threatens to be the trigger for a deeper conflict between the two powerful Asian neighbors. This dispute has its origins in the postwar U.S. policy toward Japan, the decision to maintain the occupation of Okinawa and the Senkaku Islands under American administration, and the reversion of that territory to Japanese sovereignty. Dr. Eldridge, who has done extensive research on these issues and has published widely, including a new book on the origins of U.S. policy, will discuss his writings on Okinawa, Amami, Ogasawara/Iwo Jima, and the Senkakus to date and introduce research topics for the future.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm