Okinawa Rally May 15, 2010

Okinawa Marks 38th Anniversary of Reversion to Japan


Bangkok Post (AFP)
May 15, 2010

Thousands of people rallied in Okinawa on Saturday to mark the 38th anniversary of its reversion to Japan from US occupation, as the island seeks to cut its still heavy US military presence.

Around 2,500 people marched in several groups around the Japanese subtropical island, organisers said, chanting: “Let’s create a peaceful Okinawa without military bases.”

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