Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

The residents of Japan’s southwestern island region of Okinawa overwhelmingly rejected a relocation plan for a US military base in a referendum. 72 per cent opposed the plan for the Marines air base being built on a landfill in coastal Henoko. The referendum is not legally binding. The US military, while not commenting on the referendum, said the Henoko agreement is needed for regional security.

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Okinawans have never been happy to have US troops in Okinawa, but I remember the people of Henoko being plenty friendly enough in the 1984 while I was at Schwab. Sure there were plenty of instances when Marines would behave rudely and there are periodic crimes, but if you behaved like a decent person and attempt to speak a little Japanese the people were friendly and helpful.

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