Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki performs a traditional folk dance with his supporters on Sunday after winning a second four-year-term. Photo: Kyodo
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki performs a traditional folk dance with his supporters on Sunday after winning a second four-year-term. Photo: Kyodo
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Anti-US governor of Japan’s Okinawa vows to ‘resolve the US military base problem’ amid Taiwan tension after re-election

  • Denny Tamaki’s re-election threatens to deepen tensions between Okinawa and Tokyo over a plan to relocate US troops stationed on the island
  • Okinawans call the plan a new construction rather than a relocation and want the Futenma base closed and removed from the island

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki performs a traditional folk dance with his supporters on Sunday after winning a second four-year-term. Photo: Kyodo
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki performs a traditional folk dance with his supporters on Sunday after winning a second four-year-term. Photo: Kyodo
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