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Anger Explodes as a U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes at Okinawa International University
The fiery explosion and crash of a U.S. helicopter into a building at Okinawa International University on August 13 has touched off the most intense anti-base movement since the 1995 rape of a 12- year old Okinawan girl by three U.S. servicemen.Anger built when Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro refused to meet with Ginowan Mayor Iha Yoichi and Okinawan Governor Inamine Keiichi when they traveled to Tokyo to discuss the issues. A demonstration of 30,000 people on Sunday September 12 was the largest protest in nearly a decade….
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