Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

Dec 10, 2015

Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

The battle over ousting U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from the Okinawan city of Ginowan is intensifying ahead of a mayoral election there on Jan. 24. The sprawling, contentious base will be the biggest focus of the election, for which official campaigning begins ...

Sep 9, 2014

Nago's voters send a message

The outcome of Sunday's city assembly election in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, shows that voters remain strongly opposed to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to the Henoko area despite economic steps by the Abe administration to buy their support.

Aug 15, 2014

Okinawa boaters pester defense workers at new base site

The Japan Coast Guard shooed away protesters Friday as the Okinawa Defense Bureau tried to install buoys and floats off Nago’s Henoko district to protect the site expected to host the replacement facility for a contentious U.S. Marine base in Ginowan. Activists sailed out ...