NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – A riot police officer dispatched from Osaka to help local police respond to anti-base protests in Okinawa Prefecture hurled an ethnic slur at protesters, calling them dojin, meaning aboriginal, police officials said Wednesday.
The incident came amid intensifying confrontations between riot police and local residents over the construction of helipads at a U.S. military training site in the northern part of the prefecture.
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