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It is our responsibility to take back the quiet night for the children who live near the base as well as for the younger generation who are the future of Okinawa.

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Shusei Arakawa, 85, one of more than 35,000 residents in Okinawa Prefecture, who are seeking 91.6 billion yen for deafening noise pollution from aircraft operating out of the U.S. Kadena Air Base.

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It’s too bad people aren’t allowed to move in Japan.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Can I do this for the deafening public broadcasts in my town?

7a.m on a Sunday,and we've already been blasted by three,plus the morning chime.

A supposed World Heritage site to boot!

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There are Japanese air bases all over the country in built up areas. The children of these areas are fine. I guess Okinowan children are special. :P

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It is our responsibility to take back the quiet night for the children who live near the base

For the children...Nice rationale but I suspect this is not the fervent desire of he local children but more those in Mr. Arakawa's age range.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Well, good luck with that.

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Japan, quiet?! lol

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Hmmm.... how many, quite literally speaking here, billions of yen has already been paid in compensation for this already? I guess his age has made him more than a bit "forgetful".

The schools have AC and sound proofing already provided for, along with paying for the use and upkeep. People's houses have been given grants for sound proofing, the town has received literally billions of yen that they have used for improvements, including, get this, giving fully paid scholarships for students to study in the US to become more proficient in English. Money they would NOT have had for anything, without the base being there.

Just another case of complaining about the bases and putting out a hand asking for more money! Typical Okinawan response to base issues!

Rah rah rah!!! No military! Give us MORE money! Give us MORE money!

But get rid of the military, and no more money, but they will then complain, no military, but we need money!

It's like an addict to drugs!

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I agree with most posters. Unfortunately there are aggressive adversaries (countries).

It is a necessary evil. The bases are necessary.

As for noise, election time in Japan is the most annoying.

I’d rather hear a helicopters making their noises. At least I have the opportunity to see some human achievements.

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The funny part of all this is that these guys that want to profit from the bases being there but don't want the bases probably have no qualms at all about driving around in a light truck with giant speakers on top, blaring about how they must do something about it, especially during election time.

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And you can bet the same kind of oyaji would totally oppose a nursery in his neighborhood coz they don't like the noise of children.

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dont live next to a base? or an airport?

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It is our responsibility to take back the quiet night for the children who live near the base as well as for the younger generation who are the future of Okinawa.

and youll get that once the base relocation is finished, could have been done yrs ago if it wasnt for all the stalling tactics

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