Okinawa approves relocation of US military base after nearly 20 years

A Japanese man protests against US Marine Corps Base Futenma in Ginowan, Nov. 8, 2009. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

A Japanese man protests against US Marine Corps Base Futenma in Ginowan, Nov. 8, 2009. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

Okinawa prefecture Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima announced approval for the US Marine Corps Base Futenma to construct a new site, on the Henoko coast near the town of Nago, while hundreds of Okinawan residents protested Friday.

At a live news broadcast, Nakaima stated that although he gave his approval, the relocation will not be feasible or easy. He added that moving the base outside Okinawa is a “better plan.” Protesters brand Nakaima a traitor as he reversed previous opposition to the move…

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