2009 年 75 巻 p. 129-147
The U.S. returned Okinawa/Ryukyu to Japan in 1972 after 27 years of occupation. The Agreement between Japan and the U.S. Concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands determined the relocation of the Voice of America's transmitters in Okinawa. However the relocation process has still not been cleared. Moreover, there is a secret agreement on the VOA's relocation costs. This paper clarifies the negotiations between Republic of Korea and the U.S. on the transmitters' relocation by analyzing the declassified documents in ROK Diplomatic Archives. It not only sheds light on the hidden history of VOA but also explores the significance of VOA in East Asia during the Cold War.