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Okinawans rally to demand stop to US base construction at Henoko

About 3,600 Okinawans massed in a rally in front of the gate of U.S. Camp Schwab located on the coastal area of Cape Henoko, demanding the cancellation of on-sea preparatory work for the construction of new U.S. military facilities.

Use of foreign workers as cheap labor is unacceptable

The government suggests the utilization of more foreign workers through various policies, but trade unions are concerned about the possibility that they may be used as cheap labor in order to solve Japan’s labor shortage problem.

Ospreys conduct flight training at World Heritage site of Mt. Fuji

Amid strong protest from local residents, the U.S. military conducted take-off and landing training exercises of its Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys at Japan’s Self-Defense Forces’ training areas located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site.

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