Protesters hold placards with a slogan that reads: "No to Henoko new base" during a rally in Tokyo as they show their strong support to Okinawans after the Japanese government took the local government in Okinawa to court in mid-November, launching a legal battle in their longstanding dispute over the planned relocation of a U.S. military air base on the southern island.
Occupied and Abused

Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

Even in the long post-war “peace,” Okinawans bore the wounds and scars of a massive U.S. military presence. Now, facing rising U.S.-North Korea tensions and the effects of the U.S.’ China-encirclement agenda, Okinawans are resisting a new wave of occupation and militarization.