An elementary school playing field, a place which should be safe, turned out to be dangerous situated next to a U.S. military base; there was an incident in which a window dropped from a U.S. military helicopter. The government needs to deal with the United States with a firm hand.
The Second Futenma Elementary [Read more]
The world’s eyes are on Okinawa. The government should be aware of this.
The U.S. Consul General in Okinawa, Joel Ehrendreich, made the following statement concerning local opposition to the construction of the new base at Henoko Nago during an interview with Kyodo News:
“[Local opinion] is a very important and serious issue, but it’s just one small part of the plan to reorganize the [Read more]
The U.S. and Japan held a summit marking the critical turning point of World War II 70 years after the war. Reconciliation between these two once combatant nations was made possible by the great effort of its current leaders. However, it cannot be described as an “alliance” when one side merely obeys the other [Read more]
By forcibly pursuing construction because the previous governor granted reef destruction permission, it’s all but certain the people's opposition to the base relocation will never be swayed.
The citizens have been suffering from the Battle of Okinawa and the continuing rule of American forces on top of it.