Japan’s moving back to a type of nationalism that hasn’t been seen since before WWII and is showing up in the usual places, not only at Yasukuni Shrine, but Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, showed up in Okinawa to attend a sit in protest at a location where US Military helipads are being constructed. The official story is Shinzo Abe was not aware of his wife Akie going to Okinawa to attend the sit in, but if anyone believes that, I own 20 acres of prime real estate in Ginza. Events like this by Japan’s political elite must make American policy makers on Japan extremely nervous. Akie Abe expressed her visit to Okinawa as her attempt “to create a world of love and harmony.” This to me looks like a very delicate move to extract Japan from American policy and the displeasure of the US military being in Okinawa.
“Love and harmony” while Japan’s emperor Akihito steps down and Japan’s LDP industrial-military oligarchical complex continues down their path of rearming Japan and constantly agitating in the South China Sea? Shinzo Abe has plans to meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and can’t help but think back to Japan’s previous attempt a Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere in which Japan attempted preventing the Anglo-Americans from interfering in the economic interests of Asia. Japan’s Shinzo Abe will attempt a peace agreement between Russia and Japan over the Kuril Islands. If Japan can prove to Russia it won’t allow Anglo-Americans to position military assets on the Kuril Islands, Japan just might see a peace accord between themselves and Russia, maybe even having the islands returned to Japan.
Japan’s First Lady Attends Protest Against US Military Base in Okinawa
August 8, 2016
According to reports, her husband, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was not aware of the visit.
“This is my first step to create a world of love and harmony,” she wrote Sunday on her Facebook page, adding that Prime Minister Abe was not aware of her trip in advance and that she was “ready to face criticism.”
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A proposed helipad is to be built in the US Marine Corps’ Camp Gonsalves training area, and will intrude upon the town of Higashi in the Kunigami district of Okinawa. The helipad is being built on the condition that half the training area will be returned to Japan.
Many residents living nearby are concerned that the helipads will bring the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and an expansion of US operations in the area.