After touring the U.S. military’s Tama Recreation Center in western Tokyo on Friday, Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said what he saw made him question even more whether the 200-hectare site is necessary to U.S. forces and Japan’s defense.

“(They) have this extravagant place in the capital of a nation like Japan, and they use it as a matter of course,”Ishihara said at a press conference after his visit to the center, where he was greeted by Col. Mark Volcheff, commander of Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Tokyo.

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