This semi-tropical island is home to around 19,000 US Marines as well as the largest US Air Force base in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: The Washington Post

Whatever the result in Okinawa election, US troops are there to stay

The Pentagon says its sprawling installation are vital not only for the defence of Japan but also for keeping the peace and projecting American power through the entire region. But local resentment has been bubbling for decades

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This semi-tropical island is home to around 19,000 US Marines as well as the largest US Air Force base in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: The Washington Post
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