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Japan to push ahead with U.S. base relocation despite Okinawa referendum result | Reuters

Posted by M. C. on February 26, 2019

Dear Japan: Just think of it as reparations for 1941.

TOKYO (Reuters) – A majority of voters in a referendum on Okinawa opposed a plan to relocate a U.S. military base within the southern Japanese island, but the central government said on Monday it intended to press ahead with its construction plans.

Just over 70 percent of voters opposed relocating the U.S. Marines’ Futenma air base within Okinawa in Sunday’s non-binding referendum, with a turnout of 53 percent. Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki was elected on that platform in September.

Okinawa is host to the bulk of U.S. military forces in Japan, whose alliance with Washington is central to its security. Many Okinawa residents associate the bases with crime, pollution and accidents…

Be seeing you


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