Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga waves to his supporters at a fundraising party in Naha. Photo: Kyodo

‘Chinese agent’ and other insults the Okinawa governor lives with for opposing US base

Takeshi Onaga won a landslide in 2014 on a platform of firm opposition to US bases in the Japanese prefecture, and has been the subject of a smear campaign ever since

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Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga waves to his supporters at a fundraising party in Naha. Photo: Kyodo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.