Okinawa governor re-electedPosted: 11/29/2010
Hirokazu Nakaima was re-elected governor of OkinawaHe defeated Yoichi Iha whom a lot of us (protesting against the bases new and existing, to the US-Japan Secutiry Treaty, to the militarism) hoped to be elected. Mr. Iha has a strong disapproval against construction of new bases, whether on the Okinawan islands or outside. He wanted it outside Japan. Mr. Nakaima, despite his initial approval on US proposals regarding Futenma base relocation, now says that he wants the bases moved out of Okinawa. But he still regards US-Japan alliance important. A conservative. Let’s hope he at least is going to move towards his promises. It means no new base in Okinawa. We have a lot to watch out for.