This is my view. I was born and raised in Japan, but I am a American only by my pasport. I spent 31 of my 36 years in Japan. I am a called a Gaijin. I am half. Growing up I got picked on by both American and Japanese. I pretty much fought everyday. Japan is my home and to be called Gaijin is extremely offensive to me. Everyone else here see it as just a word that is why it means nothing to them. Japan is my home and to be called a foreigner is like driving a spike through my heart.
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Its that all you got quotes? Pathetic. Been in Okinawa 25+ years pffff What does that mean? I was born and raised in Okinawa. Japanese strategic policy? Your kidding right? Last time I checked Japan only has a self defense force. Which does not have the power to defend itself. America aka Big Brother has shouldered the HUGE burden of housing and monitoring Japan's adversaries. The money Japan agreed that's right agreed to a alliance pact is pocket change to compare the cost America pays. You just backed my argument that Okinawa ranks the lowest in Japan's economy. That is the direct result of Okinawa's government not investing their time and money which they get from Japan and America into structuring Okinawa's own weak points (economy,education ect...) Your argument of eminent domain. Okinawa needs schooling on it. Greedy. They have to enforce it to get anything done. Why do you think there are incomplete roads and buildings everywhere? Some greedy guy doesn't want to sell and wants more money then everyone else. Eminent domain is an action of the state to seize a citizen's private property, expropriate property, or seize a citizen's rights in property with due monetary compensation, but without the owner's consent. The property is taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, economic development. The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are for public utilities, highways, and railroads. If it was enforced there would be no argument cause the land would have belonged to the government of Japan. There is no occupied if the the country's own government had given the land to use to America. The Government is for the people but when the people are too stupid to do the right thing then that is where the government steps in to babysit. So basically majority of your own remarks back me up or is already irrelevant on things I know. To tell you the truth there has to be a Marine Corp Air Base. I disagree on relocation of the base to the ocean and Futenma should stay where it is. The truth I already know its going by the construction aboard that is both completed and local people who live near Schwab who is already aligned to get money for compensation by the government. 31 years ago there was a bad decision. They removed Camp Hamby and kept Futenma. If they did it backwards there would be no discussion about this.
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Gurukun or should I say Hachi bu. Useless facts? What does DUI's have to do with the base? If could read or understand anything or should I use crayon so you can understand. The whole anti base movement deals with Okinawa Society and its infrastructure. Social science you following or should I say it slow SOOOCCCCIIIIALLL SSSSCCCCIIIIEEEEEENNNCCCESS. It means the government of Okinawa needs so spend less time and hold on, MONEY on things they have actually no control of. So if they invested as much time they spend on the base as they did on Jobs and the economy where they are suppose to Okinawa would be a better place. Your whole anti base propaganda is your idea of a world without a military cause if you were for the bases it would be other wise. It doesn't need to be your direct words its apparent. You point out my false facts the day you can write anything that makes sense other than your pointless answers. Futenma should go is a open door to removal of all bases but you would know a thing about it. Your just a drone. What do you think is gonna happen with Futenma being gone? A giant sell out to corporations. Leave the big questions to adults. I know your totally useless and gonna quote 2 sentences with 2 dumb replies. Your soooo entertaining and just proving my point with every post you make. Your such a facade
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Gurukun your the one who isn't real. Unrealistic fantasy goals. How is it that Gotenba has a base in it yet you never see anti military propaganda? Of course Majority of the Okinawans want Futenma out because its airport. You tell me where else in the world there is a quiet airport? The land around it is cheap cause its around a airport. Your a joke. The airfield was built after the war and there was nothing around it. People built around the airfield because the base was the center of commerce not the other way around. Yeah those rich people are just planning to buy the land and resell it to a big corporation. Just like Mihama and Shintoshin. You talk about being PRO Okinawan go over to Shintoshin last time I looked I saw Japanese companies not Okinawan. So basically that land is no longer Okinawa. When I was growing up there were all these private businesses. They all are pretty much gone now. Thank those Family Marts,Jusco's ect... Removing the base will be a capitalists dream. The base offers a uncalculated bonus to the economy. All buildings and businesses are contracted to local businesses first as long as they meet criteria. Your "idea" of a world without a military is realistic as a world without police. You have only proven my point and done nothing with yours. I have submitted a post over about 1000 words with FACTS and you have a reply with two biased opinionated sentences that are shot down as fast as you posted them. You go on believing your crap cause I can bet on the new relocation to be on Okinawa. As long as the base is being stalled Okinawa's economy will be hurt in the long run.
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Let me see here pretty close to NONE of you are from Okinawa or even Okinawan. Read the name RYUKYUSTRIKER UCHINANCHU. If you don't know know what uchinanchu is then this subject doesn't even concern you and you just go on with your daily lives cause you didn't give a crap until now. Everyone here is unrealistic. Okinawa's economy is directly linked to the Military bases and its other special incentives. I will give you a wake up call. First of all the people opposing it are mainly opportunists. Rich people who are only concerned with lining their pockets after acquiring the lands. These rich people own the media and broadcast anti military news on a daily basis. If you didn't know better you would be brainwashed to believe the crap the broadcast. Over and over again. If you are taught to hate then you will believe the propaganda. The small other proportion are land owners with small amounts of lands trying to align themselves up with the rich to make money, communist and nationalist which pretty much are the same thing. and the only righteous people who are against war. The bottom line is our (meaning Japan and US) adversaries are just waiting to pounce on a opportunity against us(Japan and US). Taiwan wants to become independent away from China and China wants to make a strong move on Taiwan to secure it at the same time. Taiwan is our ally. So here it is China,Russia and North Korea. The only thing keeping them at bay is US military presence in Japan. Okinawa holds a strategic place in the pacific. It holds a forward deployment base as well as Naval launch point. Marines are the first to go anywhere and you can deploy marines anywhere without it being a act of war. After the war Okinawa was devastated. Nothing was left pretty much after heavy bombardment. The military bases were the central hub of economy. Okinawa and the bases developed together over the next 66 years. There is no other place in the world like it. The agreement is if USMC Futenma Air Base is to relocate then another northern site on Okinawa will be build in exchange. So the Gov Hirokazu Nakaima cause he wants more money. Everyone here is talking crap. Little does anyone here know, I know cause I have seen it is. The northern base Camp Schwab has been under construction and everything else is done except the runway. So that is just proof the Gov Hirokazu Nakaima is lying. The construction for that base is authorized by guess who's money? Japan with limited consent of Gov Hirokazu Nakaima. There is no U.S money involved in that. So until Gov Hirokazu Nakaima sees the amount of money he likes he will disagree to complete. Bottom line is japan's central government is being nice they can strong arm him into signing it. What will happen is stimulus money will be cut that goes to Okinawa. None of you know incentives that are exclusive to Okinawan's do you? Gov Hirokazu Nakaima went to college on that exclusive incentive to Okinawan's. Government-funded/Self-funded Okinawa Student Program, a system established between the United States Military Government in Okinawa and the Japanese Government to allow students from Okinawa to attend university in mainland Japan. So because of the military bases he was able to go to school and become Governor. Okinawa has other things to take care of BEFORE the subject of the military bases. Unemployment,education are just to name a few since they are the bottom of the list in japan. Explain how this has not been tackled? To give you a example. Okinawa's population is 1,379,338. Tokyo's population is 13,185,502. The longest point from top to bottom is barely over 60km and the widest is 12km. Such a tiny island yet hold the worst drunk driver record 21 consecutive years. It has a population 13times smaller than Tokyo. The drunk driver make up 47% of the prison. 47%!?! So how can the government of Okinawa focus on Military bases but can't fix Japans worst economy,education,unemployment,high school drop out rate,teen pregnancy,drunk drivers ect..? You know why cause it doesn't pay money. The bases do. Here is a example of greed. Okinawa City mayor Mitsuko Tomon. She is backed by the communist party. She opposes military bases. The U.S government realigned spending. So to save money they denied authorization to anyone if there is housing open aboard the base. Housing rented to Military is raised 300% more then if a local Okinawan person rented it. When this happened she complained. Didn't she want the military to leave? If the local economy is losing this amount of small money it brings to Okinawa what do you think is gonna happen when all the bases leave? A big economic void that will bankrupt and send Okinawa into a depression it will NEVER recover from. So if you don't have the knowledge don't speak. It seems every publication of the situation has all kinds of mistakes and misinterpretations.
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