Sunday, September 30, 2018

U.S. Marine’s Son Elected Governor In Okinawa Running Against U.S. Base Relocation

Danny Tamaki, the son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother, raises his hands with supporters in celebration after he was elected in gubernatorial election in Naha, on the Japanese southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 30, 2018. Kyodo via REUTERS

Reuters: Son of U.S. marine elected Okinawa governor on anti-U.S. base platform

TOKYO (Reuters) - Danny Tamaki, the son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother, was elected governor of Japan’s Okinawa island on Sunday on an anti-U.S military presence platform, defeating a candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc, domestic media reported.

Tamaki defeated Atsushi Sakima who ran with the support of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, NHK and Kyodo news agency said.

Public broadcaster NHK showed a jubilant Tamaki and his supporters cheering and dancing after news of his victory.

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WNU Editor: There is going to be no changes (at least in the short to medium term) .... Whatever the result in Okinawa election, US troops are there to stay (Washington Post/SCMP).

More News On Today's Election In Okinawa

Candidate pledging to resist new US military base wins Okinawa election, defeating ruling party’s preferred choice -- SCMP/AP
US Marine’s son wins office in Okinawa running against base relocation -- The Hill
Opponent of U.S. military bases wins Okinawa gubernatorial election -- Washington Post
Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa governor elections -- RT


Haruka said...

As a half also from Okinawa, its great to see other half-Japanese/Okinawans succeed.

jac said...

If I was Japanese in Okinawa, I should wish America will stay : China say that's this Island is .... Chinese! US is their best protector.

Daniel said...

So is he for or against it?