Denny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: KyodoDenny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: Kyodo
Denny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: Kyodo

Why the Okinawa election outcome may weaken PM Abe’s grip on power

Experts believe the prime minister’s administration will push ahead with the relocation of a controversial US army base, even though Okinawan people expressed their strong opposition to it years ago

Topic |   Shinzo Abe
Denny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: KyodoDenny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: Kyodo
Denny Tamaki, who won the Okinawa gubernatorial election with his anti-US base policy pledge, waves to his supporters. Photo: Kyodo
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