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As Okinawa marked the 45th anniversary of its reversion to Japanese rule, Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga expressed frustration Monday with the continued presence of U.S. military bases in his prefecture.

“Even after the reversion, (Okinawa) continues to suffer from incidents and accidents linked to U.S. bases, environmental and other concerns,” Onaga said in a statement, calling the bases the “biggest impediment to development” there.

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