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forces invaded Okinawa, as part of an assault on Japan in 1945, Kaiya’s great aunt Higa helped her nursing school students hide in caves, where they treated the wounded at night.

May 16, 2023 · In 1971, the year before Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, the Ryukyu government, the local self-governing body under U. military presence in Okinawa.

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May 15, 2022 · Protests were held across the island, including one in the prefectural capital of Naha, where nearly 1,000 people renewed their demands for peace. OKINAWA (Reuters) - A month after Jinshiro Motoyama’s five-day hunger strike forced a referendum over a new U. m.

. May 18, 2023 · HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Japanese and U. Location: U. . Jan 30, 2022 · According to police, young people threw stones, sticks, bottles, firecrackers and eggs at the Okinawa Police Station in the city of Okinawa from around 11 p.

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S. May 12, 2023 · Activists plan to hold a protest march in Okinawa May 13 to call for the removal of a US military base in the prefecture.

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