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Discontent simmers as Okinawa marks 50 years since US rule ended
By Tomohiro OSAKI
Tokyo, May 15, 2022 (AFP) - The Japanese island of Okinawa marks 50 years since the end of US rule Sunday, with discontent simmering about the ongoing presence of American troops and fears about growing regional tensions.
The post-World War II US occupation of Japan lasted until 1952, but it took another 20 years for Okinawa, the country's southernmost prefecture, to regain its sove ...