• Kyodo


Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga left for Switzerland on Saturday to deliver a speech at the U.N. Human Rights Council in a bid to make clear to the international community Okinawa’s opposition to the building of a new U.S. military base in the prefecture.

“I want to call attention to the unreasonable situation Okinawa has been put in,” Onaga told reporters before boarding a flight at Naha Airport. “I want to send the message in a way that will capture (people’s) attention all over the world and get them thinking.”

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