KANOYA, Kagoshima Pref. – The U.S. military’s plan to move its aerial tanker training to the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, is a sensitive issue for some residents because the city is where many kamikaze pilots took their final flights during World War II.
Kanoya was a naval city before the war and even now white MSDF uniforms are a common sidewalk sight.
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