This week, the Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa Network and the Network for Okinawa have paid for a full page ad to run in The Washington Post. The ad reads: “Would you want 30 military bases in your backyard?” and asks: “Tell the Obama Administration: We don’t need this base in Okinawa.”

So why is it exactly that Okinawans are so upset? Alyona discusses the rising tensions with John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies who works in coordination with the Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa Network.

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