A protestor is taken down by riot police from the top of a car parked in the village of Higashi in Okinawa Prefecture on July 22, 2016. Photo: Kyodo

Construction of US helipads resumes in Okinawa amid protests

The facilities will help reduce the burden of hosting the bulk of US military, the government says, but residents cite concerns over safety and noise problems

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A protestor is taken down by riot police from the top of a car parked in the village of Higashi in Okinawa Prefecture on July 22, 2016. Photo: Kyodo
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