Kamejiro Senaga, the former vice chairman of the Japanese Communist Party, Lower House member and noted activist against the U.S. presence in Okinawa, died Friday night of pneumonia at a hospital in the village of Tomigusuku, Okinawa Prefecture. He was 94.

Senaga, an Okinawa native, led political campaigns against the U.S. military rule of the prefecture from shortly before Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II in 1945 to the islands’ reversion to Japanese rule in 1972.

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