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Okinawa protesters express mixed feelings about governor’s U.S. trip

  • January 31, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times
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Concerning Governor Onaga’s visit to the U.S. starting today, Okinawa Times wrote that protesters staging sit-in rallies in front of the Camp Schwab gate expressed both expectations and doubts. The leader of a citizen’s group expressed hope that the governor will directly convey the sentiments of the Okinawan people to the U.S. government because President Trump probably has no knowledge of the situation in Okinawa and the GOJ apparently has no intention to explain Okinawa’s situation to the new U.S. government. Another leading activist expressed hope that the governor will convey to the American people the local citizens’ determination to continue to protest against the FRF construction at Henoko. However, a resident in central Okinawa told the paper that the visit is useless because nobody knows who the governor will be able to meet during his trip to Washington.

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