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Letter of Protest from Governor Onaga to Lt. Gen. Nicholson with regard to Repeated Emergency Landings of U.S. Military Helicopters (English translation of the original Japanese document)

Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson Commanding Officer III Marine Expeditionary Force United States Forces Japan Re: Repeated Emergency Landings of U.S. Military Helicopters (Protest) A UH-1 helicopter made an emergency landing in Ikei Island approximately at 4:00PM on January 6, 2018, and the ... Read More

Letter of Protest from Governor Onaga to Mr. Nicholson Okinawa Area Coordinator with regard to Fatal Crash by a U.S. Marine (English translation of the original Japanese document)

Mr. Lawrence D. Nicholson Okinawa Area Coordinator Okinawa Area Field Office United States Forces Japan Re: Fatal Crash by a U.S. Marine (Protest) This memo is pertaining to a fatal crash by a U.S. marine that occurred in Naha City approximately at 5:25 AM on November 19, 2017. When a suspect was ar... Read More

Why Do We Oppose the Relocation to Henoko?

①The concentration of U.S. bases imposes an excessive burden on Okinawa. As many as 71% of the U.S. military facilities exclusively used by the U.S. Forces in Japan are located in Okinawa, which accounts for only 0.6% of the total land mass of Japan, and remain in use for 71 years after WWII. We can... Read More