Voters deliver a resounding no to new US military base in Okinawa

Voters in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa resoundingly rejected the construction of a new U.S. military base on their island. The U.S. military says its presence on the island is vital not only for the defense of Japan, but also for keeping peace in the region. “a vote against the Abe administration” for ignoring the popular will expressed in Tamaki’s victory. Opposition also attracted support from young voters normally seen