Japan: 90,000 people rally to demand the removal of US Marine air base

An estimated 90,000 people rallied in Okinawa on Sunday piling fresh pressure on Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s prime minister, as they demanded the removal from the island prefecture of a US Marine air base*.

 “I strongly demand [the Futenma base] is moved out of the prefecture or out of the country,” Hirokazu Na-kaima, Okinawa governor, told the crowd which reportedly included about 40 mayors. 

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a0b360b8-ce1b-11de-a1ea-00144feabdc0.html

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