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U.S. Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa


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he was not asking them to hide or be ashamed.

Does this translate to “be proud”? Confused.

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what is this weird announcement .. and which "people" is he asking... if its his soldiers or employees, they should be commanded, not asked.. and to stay confined to base ( hopefully forever ) .. if its Okinwanan locals ( including foreign residents) he should be bowing and apologizing .

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Denny Tamaki, who was elected Okinawa's governor in October, is pushing to have the base moved off the island.

A friend of mine just came back from Miyakojima and said Japanese and U.S. officials were just there looking at possible locations for the new base. It has been one of my dreams to go to that beautiful island but now I should hurry my plans before half the island is taken over.

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You have to live can’t be described.

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Japan, regain your sovereignty and tell the US to take their base home,

After 70 years the US occupation of Japan must end.

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Dadude, you serious? I sincerely hope not...

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After 70 years the US occupation of Japan must end.

It ended decades ago and now is an agreement between Japan and America.

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Not just Miyakojima, but Ishigaki too. Both places are my choice for retirement. Not anymore.

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zichi: A Godfather agreement: The US made an offer Japan couldn't refuse! The same agreement the Us made with many other nations. Can I suggest you read some American history? Maybe also the history of Central American nations, South American nations, African nations. Reading US propaganda is no substitute for history books and some analyses.

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well apparently GSDF wiggled themselves to miyako unfortunately... and I was gonna buy property there...

that said it still might be allright if the yankees buggle off.

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The US military came here afte the war not to protect us, but to ensure Asia that Japan would never try to take over again. Some suggest the problem is that the US military soldiers have no real sense of their purpose here, and that is the root of the problem (especially after the end of the cold war). Probably 99.9999% are good people, but it is the 0.0001% that make all the news.

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Good on the commander for addressing it respectfully and not simply making a mass punishment that would do no good.

Shame it devolved into a 'US get out' chant so quickly.

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Yes, by all means, DON'T go to Miyako. "We" don't want you there.

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