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Now may be the time to recalibrate Okinawa’s economy radically

The recent mayoral election in Nago, Okinawa, near the planned replacement site for the Futenma US Marine Corps airbase, was more about money than bases. A shrinking pool of older voters, motivated by anti-base resentment, backed the losing incumbent, Susumu Inamine, while a majority of younger voters, motivated by economic issues, supported the nominally “pro-base” […]