• Kyodo, JIJI

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A rally attended by thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. air base within the prefecture.

In the wake of last months local referendum that showed a majority of the island prefecture’s residents oppose the transfer plan, some 10,000 people gathered at a park in the prefectural capital of Naha, according to the organizer of the rally.

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