June 5, 2017

Environmental Issues in Okinawa

Filed under: resources — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 6:40 AM

Environmental accidents at three U.S. Marine Corps bases on Okinawa

Today is the World Environmental Day, which started in 2005 with the initiation by the United Nations Environmental Program.  Last year (September 1, 2016) President Barack Obama visited UH Manoa and delivered a speech at the East West Center on the conservation of nature.

Last fall (November 19, 2016), The Japan Times published an article on hundreds of unreported environmental accidents at three U.S. Marine Corps bases on Okinawa.

Here are some books on the environmental issues in Okinawa:

  • Sekine, Takamichi. Minami no shima no shizen hakai to gendai kankyō soshō : kaihatsu to Amami no kurousagi, Okinawa jugon, yanbarukuina no mirai (Kansai Gakuin Daigaku Shuppankai, 2007) / 関根孝道、『南の島の自然破壊と現代環境訴訟 : 開発とアマミノクロウサギ・沖縄ジュゴン・ヤンバルクイナの未来』(関西学院大学出版会、2007年)
  • Miyamoto, Ken’ichi, & Kawase, Mitsuyoshi, eds. Okinawaron: heiwa, kankyō, jichi no shima e / 宮本憲一・川瀬光義編、『沖縄論 : 平和・環境・自治の島へ』(岩波書店、2010年)