Japan Protests U.S. Bases After Young Woman Was Killed


More than 60,000 civilians came together in the nation’s capital in order to protest U.S. Bases in Japan.

This protest comes after Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, a 32-year-old civilian worker who was stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base, was arrested for the murder of a 20-year-old young woman.

The father publically announced the end of all U.S. military bases in Japan in order to prevent this horrific incident from ever happening again.

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During the protest, Governor Takeshi Onaga communicated that he would plea for the Japanese government to move all United States military bases outside of Okinawa.

Relations between local residents of Okinawa and American military personal have continually deteriorated after a string of violent incidents related to the American bases on the island.

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