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U.S. to start moving Okinawa-based marines to Guam in 2024
This hardly seemed possible five years ago. I can only imagine what portion of $717B is allocated to accelerate the process.

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by Cat on Wed Aug 15th, 2018 at 03:27:50 AM EST
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Okinawa prefecture: concern about landfill by base relocation ...

    The Henoko Okinawa referendum committee:
    "We want to strongly demand that the central government halt the
    landfill work off the Henoko district until the referendum is held."

Okinawa drive to put Henoko issue on ballot collects 100,000 signers
Gov. Takeshi Onaga's death muddles long-standing U.S. base relocation plan in Okinawa
70,000 protest U.S. base plan in honor of late Okinawa governor

by Oui on Wed Aug 15th, 2018 at 08:23:58 AM EST
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Japan Times is such a tool of US occupation propaganda. Checked out the publisher (the man) a few years ago. Anywhoo ...
State of Play, 2013
After years of protests by locals, the US is moving its Okinawa military base
After 17 years of delays, Okinawa's governor has signed off on a plan to move the US Futenma Marine Corps Air Station to a coastal area in the northern part of Okinawa island, Japan.

Since US servicemen were convicted of raping a Japanese schoolgirl in 1996, the base has long incited controversy on the island. In recent years, residents of the densely-populated city adjacent to Futenma base have continued to push for its closure due to noise and pollution concerns. In 2006, the US and Japan agreed to close the base, as long as Okinawa agreed to move the base elsewhere on the island. ...

archived WWII peace dividends
US Foreign Policy from Crisis to Crisis, scenario model

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by Cat on Wed Aug 15th, 2018 at 01:25:16 PM EST
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