• Kyodo


The Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passed a unanimous resolution Monday protesting a spate of recent incidents involving the U.S. military that it claims threatened residents in the prefecture and calling for an end to machinegun drills in the city of Nago.

At an extraordinary session held in response to incidents that have occurred since late last month, the assembly criticized the resumption of live-fire exercises by U.S. forces for causing tremendous anxiety in the civilian population, officials said.

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