“Before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the United States returned to Japan land for the Washington Heights military housing area in central Tokyo. For this year’s Olympic Games, Japanese officials have again sought U.S. cooperation, saying concessions would help improve the U.S. military’s public image, which has been marred by crimes and accidents in Okinawa Prefecture. But the U.S. military this time is not budging on calls to return some of the special benefits it has enjoyed over the 60 years since the treaty was ratified.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ202001260015.html

The current stalemate between the Japanese government and the U.S. military is clearly linked to events over the 60-year history of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.

With May 2020 Prescribed Title #6 and this RLE, the essay would look at whether or not the current conflict can be wholly explained by past knowledge of previous issues between the Japanese government and the U.S. military in Japan.


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