Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tasks set for Mr. Noda | The Japan Times Online

As part of an effort to deepen the alliance between Japan and the U.S., Mr. Noda said that he will push the plan to transfer U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma from the urban city of Ginowan in the central part of Okinawa Island to the less populated Henoko area in the northern part of the island.

But if the Noda administration is preoccupied with the Henoko plan and implements it, Okinawan people's protest movement will become fierce and the Japan-U.S. security setup in Okinawa will be surrounded by strong local resentment, undermining the whole security arrangement.

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