Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes US base relocation
TOKYO – Tens of 1000’s of protesters have amassed in Okinawa vowing to prevent a deliberate U.S army base relocation at the southern Eastern island.
They paid tribute to Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who died final week after main Okinawa’s anti-U.S. army base motion since elected in 2014. He had promised to stop the central govt from bulldozing a contentious relocation of U.S. Marine Corps air station to a much less populated a part of Okinawa. He additionally criticized Tokyo for neglecting Okinawa’s will and was once making ready to revoke a landfill allow issued through his predecessor.
Deputy Gov. Kiichiro Jahana, representing Onaga at Saturday’s rally, says he’ll observe via a revocation procedure.
About part of the 50,000 American troops in Japan are stationed on Okinawa.