17 Apr '15, 7pm

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The issue of bases in Okinawa has been an ongoing issues for years, with many residents saying they contribute to noise and crime. © AP Photo/ Franck Robichon Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, left, listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Governor Takeshi Onaga are clashing over the relocation of a US airbase. Onaga was elected last November partly on a platform of being against US military bases in Okinawa, and he was a US Marines base nowhere near Okinawa. Abe’s government, meanwhile, has been trying to move forward with plans to relocate the base from land that was reclaimed from waters near the town of Henoko in northern Okinawa. But Onaga ordered a halt to underwater survey work; his government says the survey is damaging coral reefs. The base is currently located in a heavily populated area, and the government wants to move it to what it ...

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