David Vine has apologized for maps containing misleading information about Luchu (Okinawa). This comes in response to the Peace For Okinawa Coalition's previous article from September 22 pointing out the problems with the maps in relation to the struggle of Luchuans / Uchinanchu (Indigenous Okinawans) who since 1945 have opposed U.S. militarism.
Vine is author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (Metropolitan Books, 2015). He apologized in the comments section of the aforementioned article on the Peace For Okinawa Coalition's website, as well as in a direct message sent to the Peace For Okinawa Coalition on September 29 (Okinawa time) / September 28 (U.S. time). Vine's full direct message is copy and pasted below:
I just posted this as a reply to a post but I want to make sure you receive it, as I am very sorry for any offense and harm that I caused.