Japan: US military base critic voted in as Okinawa governor

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Election of Denny Tamaki, whose father was a US marine, will create headaches for Shinzo Abe and Washington

Controversial plans to relocate a major US military base in Okinawa, southern Japan, suffered a setback on Sunday after Denny Tamaki, who has vowed to block the move, was elected the island’s governor.

Tamaki, whose father was a US marine, won on an anti-base platform and vowed to fight plans to move Futenma, a sprawling US marine base located in a built-up area, to a sparsely populated site on the island’s north-east coast.

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