Residents have asked for some of the bases to be moved, with resentment growing after a string of accidents and crimes committed by US military personnel and base workers. Photo: AFP

Work resumes on US base in Okinawa despite local objections and deepening resentment

  • Okinawa accounts for less than 1 per cent of Japan’s total land area but hosts more than half the US military personnel stationed in Japan
  • Residents have asked for some of the bases to be moved, with resentment stemming from accidents and crimes committed by US personnel
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Residents have asked for some of the bases to be moved, with resentment growing after a string of accidents and crimes committed by US military personnel and base workers. Photo: AFP
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