Every year around September, mud-covered figures run amok in the streets of the Shimajiri District in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture, smearing dirt on anyone they encounter.
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Last Sunday Japan’s prefecture Okinawa saw the largest mass protests against the US Army’s presence on the island in 20 years. Radio Sputnik spoke to Catherine Jane Fisher, who was a rape victim of a US soldier in Japan.
The Japan's Okinawa prefecture calles for the withdrawal of US Marines from the island after the arrest of a military base worker accused of murder of a local woman, according to local media.
The residents of Japan's island prefecture of Okinawa have staged a sit-in protest against the construction of helipads for the US military forces in the region, local media reported Friday.
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said that the population of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture is growing more angry over the plans of the country's government to relocate a US military base from one part of the island to another.