Human Rights in Okinawa

Human Rights in Okinawa

Top military men.., believe that Okinawa has decided advantages over Japan and the Philippines as a site for American air bases. They point out that in Japan and the Philippines the US must deal with independent governments which may not always be so favorably inclined to the idea of playing host to US military forces. In both countries there is organized—and—vocal opposition to the leasing of bases to the US.


The US formally recognized today full Philippines sovereignty over US military bases in this island republic … It said the US would turn over the full title to all bases but did not say when.
(NEW YORK TIMES, July 4, 1956)

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