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Okinawa lodges protest against parachute training at Kadena

  • October 31, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Mainichi and Asahi wrote that the Okinawa prefectural government filed a protest with the Okinawa Defense Bureau on Wednesday against the parachute drop training that the U.S. military conducted at Kadena Air Base on Tuesday night despite repeated requests not to do so. The prefectural government expressed anger over the U.S. military’s repeated usage of the installation as a platform for such training. According to the daily, the USFJ released a statement yesterday justifying the nighttime training saying that it was carried out “fully in accordance with bilateral agreements.” The statement reportedly referred to a bilateral accord authorizing the use of the Air Force facility in “exceptional cases,” such as bad weather. 

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