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Hearings begin in battle over relocating US base on Okinawa

Hearings begin in battle over relocating US base on Okinawa

Japan’s government has violated the rights of Okinawa’s residents for decades by allowing a heavy presence of American troops on the tiny southern island, Okinawa’s governor told a court hearing Wednesday, the start of a legal battle over plans to relocate a U.S. air base.

The dispute over the air base escalated into a legal battle after Japan’s government…

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