The YIMBY Phenomenon in Henoko, Okinawa : Compensation Politics and Grassroots Democracy in a Base Community

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-978
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


This paper examines the reasons behind Henoko's decision to accept a controversial U.S. military base. It highlights the impact of a path dependency created amid early postwar socioeconomic conditions of deprivation and political compulsion, resulting in the Okinawan village's structural incorporation into the U.S. base economy.

Research Area(s)

  • Compensation politics, Democracy, Futenma Replacement Facility, Henoko, Okinawa