Thorough Futenma Backstory

This article by Marc Driscoll is long, but well worth the read. He analyzes that the main reason behind the “Futenma fracas” is that the central government of Japan has run out of funds with which to purchase the patience of Okinawans who bear the brunt of 18,000 Marine Corps “bad boy” behavior, sanctioned by the inherently unequal SOFA. I’ll be most curious to see how the two candidates – with Iha adamant there will be no new base at Henoko – fare in the Okinawa’s governor’s race on November 28th.

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