Jon Mitchell

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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.