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About the "Okinawa Question" Project
The " Okinawa Question" project was launched in summer 2003 as a Japan-U.S. bilateral project to examine the changing regional security environment and its implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance. The project sought to incorporate Okinawa's perspective in considering the proper form of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the twenty-first century and the role of this alliance for Asia-Pacific security.
(Akikazu Hashimoto; Mike Mochizuki; Kurayoshi Takara, 2013, p. 151)
Phase 1: "The Okinawa Question and the Japan-U.S. Alliance"
Phase 2: "China-Taiwan Relations, the Japan-U.S. Alliance, and Okinawa - A Realistic Examination of the Issues"
Phase 3: "The Japan-U.S.-China Triangle and the Okinawa Question - Towards Security and a Shared History"
Phase 4: "Regional Security, the Japan-U.S. Alliance, and Futenma"