Jon Mitchell (www.jonmitchellinjapan.com) is a British journalist and author based in Japan.
In 2015, he was awarded the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan's Freedom of the Press Lifetime Achievement Award for his investigations into human rights issues on Okinawa. Mitchell is the author of three books about military contamination in Japan -Tsuiseki: Okinawa no Karehazai (Koubunken, 2014) and Tsuiseki: Nichibei Chiikyoutei to Kichi Kougai (Iwanami Shoten, 2018 and Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange, 2020.
He is a visiting researcher at the International Peace Research Institute of Meiji Gakuin University and correspondent for Okinawa Times.
Jon Mitchell's collection of FOIA Documents on the US Military Bases on Okinawa. U.S. Bases cover over 15% of Okinawa Island.
His papers are archived at and can be accessed at:
Anonymous, "Jon Mitchell Collection (ジョン・ミッチェル 文書)", contributed by Nadine Tanio, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 7 March 2021, accessed 17 October 2021.