Category Archives: Japan

Challenges Facing Japan’s Marine Fisheries

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Molly Sullivan For thousands of years, the sea has served Japan as a cultural and economic resource. The Japanese have made heavy use of the ocean surrounding their island nation, harvesting a host of marine … Continue reading

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Okinawa and the U.S. military, post 1945

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Lane Johnston Okinawa has had a tumultuous history and a scattered identity throughout the twentieth century. As a Japanese territory before World War II, Okinawans did not ever fully adopted Japanese culture as their own. … Continue reading

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Dreading the Dredging: Military Buildup on Guam and Implications for Marine Biodiversity in Apra Harbor

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By: Meghan Heneghan In 2006, The United States-Japan ‘Roadmap for Realignment Implementation’ agreement was signed—a bilateral agreement of a relocation of over 8,600 U.S. Marine Corps members from Okinawa, Japan to Guam, the U.S. Territory in … Continue reading

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