Outnumbered and elderly, Okinawa protesters oppose U.S. military runway

FILE PHOTO: People look at the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station in Ginowan on Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

OKINAWA (Reuters) – A month after Jinshiro Motoyama’s five-day hunger strike forced a referendum over a new U.S. military runway on Japan’s island of Okinawa, he came to bid farewell to a knot of protesters trying to block trucks heading for the building site. The referendum showed 70 percent of voters opposed expansion of a […]

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