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Japanese protesters disrupt construction of US base on Okinawa

February 9, 2017 12:35 pm
Japanese protesters disrupt construction of US base on Okinawa

Japanese protesters using kayaks have demonstrated against the relocation of a US military base on the southern island of Okinawa. The protesters attempted to disrupt the ongoing construction and redevelopment of the US marine base of Camp Schwab near Nago City in Okinawa prefecture on Wednesday. The angry demonstrators broke […]

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Thousands of Japanese protest US Marine bases in Okinawa Prefecture

December 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Thousands of Japanese protest US Marine bases in Okinawa Prefecture

Thousands of Japanese people have staged a demonstration to express their strong opposition to the presence of US military bases on the southern island of Okinawa, and to demand the removal of the controversial sites and US Marine Corps from the region. The protesters gathered at a seaside resort in […]

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US returning parts of occupied land in Okinawa to Japan

December 6, 2016 10:30 pm
US returning parts of occupied land in Okinawa to Japan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks in Tokyo on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The United States is returning some of the Japanese territories it has been occupying since the Second World War, US Defense […]

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Japanese protest US Marine base in Okinawa prefecture

December 1, 2016 6:30 am
Japanese protest US Marine base in Okinawa prefecture

Protesters in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture have taken part in a sit-in demonstration against US plans to relocate a Marine Corps base within the island. Participants in the Wednesday demonstration held signs saying “no” to the plans announced by the US, which initially proposed moving the base to a region outside […]

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