Miyume Tanji is a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Born in Sapporo, she has studied and taught International Relations and Politics at Sophia University, the Australian National University, Murdoch University as well as Curtin University of Technology. Her main interest is in protest and social movements in Okinawa and Japan, as well as international relations. Miyume's most recent publication is Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa (Routledge, 2006). Other publications include 'The Dynamic Trajectory of the Post-reversion "Okinawa Struggle": Constitution, Environment and Gender', in Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity, edited by Richard Siddle and Glenn Hook(eds) (Routledge, 2003), and 'The Unai Method: the expansion of women-only groups in the community of protest against violence and militarism in Okinawa' is forthcoming in Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, (Issue 13, forthcoming).