Sunday, June 6, 2010

NO LOCAL CONSENT: 84% Okinawans oppose more U.S. military construction in Henoko, Okinawa; 55% think ANPO should become a "Peace Treaty"

Nago Citizens' Gathering on May 28 to protest the U.S. and Japanese Governments' joint statement to build a new base in Henoko. 1,200 people attended. (Photo: Dugong Keijiban blog)

From Satoko Norimatsu at Peace Philosophy Centre, "Okinawa's Voice Reconfirmed and Reinforced:"
Latest Mainichi Shimbun poll:

84% of Okinawans oppose a new base construction in Henoko.
6% agreed.

Support for Hatoyama: 8%
(drop from 63%, in November 2009)

71% don't think Marines are needed in Okinawa
15% think they are needed.

50% think US military bases in Okinawa should be reduced, and 41% think
they should be removed.

55% think Japan-US Security Treaty should be changed into a Peace Treaty,
and 14% think it should be abolished. 7% think it should be maintained.

1 comment:

Pandabonium said...

Fascinating polls. How do we get the government to do the peoples' bidding?