Protesters in Naha, Okinawa, rally last month against the US military presence in Okinawa, as they have done since 1995. Photo: Xinhua

Democracy is the opiate of history’s losers, as Japan proves

Thorsten J. Pattberg says no people’s protests have ever succeeded in overturning foreign oppression, as shown by the long-running rallies in Okinawa against the US military presence

Protesters in Naha, Okinawa, rally last month against the US military presence in Okinawa, as they have done since 1995. Photo: Xinhua
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