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Weighing options other than relocating the Futenma base to Henoko would benefit Tokyo and Washington in terms of strengthening their alliance. At the same time, the Japanese government has the responsibility to reduce the prefecture’s U.S. base burden.

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Fumiaki Nozoe, an associate professor of international politics at Okinawa International University, commenting on costly land reclamation work for a new U.S. base in Okinawa.

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Better hurry up and finish building , its going to be running at full capacity very soon and very much needed.

Need a few more spread around the islands of Japan and the Asian pacific region too so as to be able to effectively repel the pesky CCP from its stated intention of dominance in the region.,

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Yet filling in the sea is not going well for the national government. "but also plagued by uncertainty due to the porous nature of the seabed off the Henoko district of Nago. It has been described as having the consistency of mayonnaise." This is not going to work and with time will sink into the sea.

The Americans on Okinawa can not repulse a full scale invasion of China. It would be better for them to be gone and Okinawa will no longer be a target. The SDF with its limitations to only fight within Japan is not a threat to other nations.

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And yet people worry about Chinese ships sailing close to other countries waters... The US has bases surrounding China but that is OK?

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