Okinawa Governor Is On A One-Man Quest To Stop US Base
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga is traveling to the U.S. to prevent an American military base from being relocated on the Japanese island.By Sebastian Martinez | June 1, 2015
The governor of Okinawa is on what's essentially a one-man campaign against the U.S. military, the Japanese government and the White House to stop the construction of a new military base on his island.
Gov. Takeshi Onaga has the overwhelming backing of the Okinawan people, who in November voted him into office in a landslide on an agenda primarily focused on stopping the base. (Video via Asahi Shimbun)
Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, in the city of Ginowan, is located in a densely populated area, but some 80 percent of the island's 1.4 million inhabitants have signaled they're against the plan to move it to Henoko Bay. (Video via Al Jazeera, RT)