• Kyodo


Okinawa Gov. Keiichi Inamine urged the central government and residents of other parts of Japan to view Okinawa issues with national importance in an interview for the new year with the media.

“I would like the government and the people of mainland Japan to consider the issues concerning Okinawa Prefecture as national issues affecting the whole country and not merely Okinawa’s problem,” Inamine said in reference to the heavy concentration of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa.

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