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Okinawa governor renews demand to stop U.S. base relocation plan

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Free Okinawa!

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go for it!!!

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US go home and free Japan and all Asian countries where you are not welcome anymore.

Fade up with their imperialism.

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 He has called for a three-way dialogue between Okinawa, Tokyo and Washington. 

He can call all he wants, but it should and probably will never happen! It would set an impossible precedent!

Okinawa has to deal with Tokyo! The prefecture has no place attempting to dictate national defense policy! Tamaki, just like his predecessor is barking up the wrong tree!

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Gambatte.

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Okinawa has to deal with Tokyo! The prefecture has no place attempting to dictate national defense policy! 

Absolutely! Tamaki forgets Okinawa is a Japanese prefecture.

Tamaki says Tokyo's approach is high-handed and undemocratic.

Anytime Tamaki is tired of dealing with Tokyo and it's "high-handed and undemocratic" approach., he can always call a referendum for Okinawa to secede from Japan, and go independent. Once independent and establishing sovereignty, Tamaki can state no defense treaty exists between the "New Ryukyu" (or whatever he wants to call the sovereign independent Okinawa) and order the U.S military.....not only U.S. Marines but U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to return all land to Okinawa and get out.

Problem solved and no more U.S. military to destroy Okinawa peace and nature.

US go home and free Japan and all Asian countries where you are not welcome anymore.

Fade up with their imperialism.

Until China shows up with warships around Senkaku Islands, claims the islands, starts building facilities there and begins military exercises in the area proximity to Okinawa.

Then it's a matter of time before China starts making claims on the Ryukyu islands.

Then you'll have to deal with Chinese imperialism.

Be careful what you wish for.

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Anytime Tamaki is tired of dealing with Tokyo and it's "high-handed and undemocratic" approach., he can always call a referendum for Okinawa to secede from Japan, and go independent.

Seems to me that there are plenty who post here that get wet dreams about this happening! They all hold hands together singing "kumbaya" bare foot around a camp fire,

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re article: Okinawa Gov Denny Tamaki renewed demands Thursday that Japan's central government halt construction of a U.S. Marine Corps. base being relocated to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island despite vehement local opposition.

If the Abe administration can do or change the Constitution without any of the countries that signed it, Okinawa should press and kick both the Japan Diet government officials, the US troops and take over its own Ryukyu destiny.

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All those arrogant MOD Bureaucrats who have been spitting in the faces of the people of Okinawa all of these years now have egg all over their faces because their inept planning has caused massive cost increases and time delays. When the J-Govt. comes begging for your signature to change the construction plan Gov. Tamaki, just give them the middle finger because that is all they deserve!

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If the Abe administration can do or change the Constitution without any of the countries that signed it, 

What are you talking about? Do you even know what a constitution is?

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday defended the relocation plan as “the only solution, taking into consideration the role of the Futenma air station as deterrence under the Japan-U.S. alliance and a removal of its risks."

Suga is still mumbling the same mantra as he has been muttering for years: that the Henoko relocation plan is "the only solution, taking into consideration the role of the Futenma air station as deterrence ... and a removal of its risks."

I've been arguing the Henoko new base is a white elephant not worth squandering so much tax money (930 billion yen or $8.5 billion) and destroying pristine nature. It has nothing to do with deterrence as Suga claims for two reasons: First, the most active elements of Okinawa-based Marines will move to Guam, leaving only logistics and command units in Okinawa; Second, Tokyo and Washington have agreed that primary responsibility to defend outlying islands rests with JSDF, not USFJ. .

If the removal of danger is another reason for the relocation of Futenma to Henoko, why don’t they move Kadena Air Base somewhere else, too, for the same reason? Or Yokota Base in Metropolitan Tokyo? The two bases have seen more serious accidents involved with them than Futenma.

I wish Suga, or anyone under him, followed thist thread and answered these questions.

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The americans ARE NOT WELCOME:"FACT"

I support the peoples from Okinawa.

The americans cannot be trusted.

Dangerous aircraft, violent military.

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The americans ARE NOT WELCOME:"FACT"

You have it wrong, American's are welcome, as are the people from all over the planet!

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Americans are welcome as private citizens or tourists. But NEVER as military forces. So when U.S. service members sounter out of bases, they never fail to change military uniforms into casual clothes -- a great change from the Occupation days.

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Maybe, they are just following new regulations stipulating to always put on casual wears when in town.

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Ignorance is really bliss. We didn't even know how Okinawa was freely used by the U.S. military as a nuclear bastion during the Occupation. Some may say such days are the thing of the past. But note that U.S. bases and the stationing of troops have remained unchanged and weapons of mass destruction can be brought back to Okinawa with impunity in accordance with a secret bilateral agreement. Click open the website below.

NHK Documentary | Okinawa’s Nuclear Secrets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjLWvLpUAQY&feature=emb_logo
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