Jon Mitchell is an investigative journalist and author based in Japan. In 2015, he received the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan’s Freedom of the Press Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021, his book “Poisoning the Pacific” was a winner in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual awards. The Jon Mitchell Collection — housed at Okinawa International University — is a 5,500-page database of reports obtained via the U.S. Freedom of Information Act cataloguing the environmental impact of military operations on Okinawa, CIA attempts to influence public opinion, and discriminatory U.S. Marine Corps orientation lectures. He is a special correspondent for the Okinawa Times.
U.S. Military Hid Fuel Pipeline Flaws From Public in Okinawa
A leaked report that shows the military knew for years about dangers to civilian areas follows disclosures of toxic PFAS contamination hidden from the Senate.
NCIS Case Files Reveal Undisclosed U.S. Military Sex Crimes in Okinawa
The naval agency investigated at least eight sexual offenses between 2017 and 2019. None of them were reported to Congress or the public.