Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki has appealed to U.S. officials to shutter Marine Corps Air Station Futenma despite construction delays at its replacement facility and warned of civil unrest should the United States fail to take action.
The transfer of Marines from Okinawa to Guam could begin as early as October 2024 and take 18 months to complete, according to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News service that cites a Marine Corps official on the U.S. Pacific island territory.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki will assemble his own panel of advisers to explore alternatives to relocating Marine Corps Air Station Futenma elsewhere on the island after locals overwhelmingly rejected the current plan in a February referendum.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki traveled his nation’s capital Friday to present results of a referendum on plans to relocate Marine Corps air operations within the island prefecture and called for more talks with the U.S. government on the issue.
Yoshoku, or Western dishes, came to Okinawa decades after hitting Japan’s mainland. The adoption of the Western cuisine was accelerated when the island became more exposed to American food after the battle of Okinawa.
Every year when summer rolls around, cold-served pasta appears on menus at many restaurants in Japan. Starting with standard tomato sauce, flavors range from bisque sauce to cod roe sauce and more. Normally, a hot and spicy dish would be my go-to when eating pasta.