“The Struggle of Okinawa: Contentious Social Movement in the Anti-base Movement”
Cassie Guevara’s capstone project uses the collective contentious movement against the U.S. military base in Okinawa as a case study. She demonstrates how history, politics, culture, and foreign policy has influenced the anti-base movement. Cassie translated local Japanese newspapers and materials to create a multifaceted portrayal of all parties involved. Cassie’s project was nominated by Professor Qiusha Ma. She was also selected as the 2013-2015 Oberlin Shansi Fellow to Japan.