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Okinawans Call on Donald Trump to Stop Building Military Bases on Their Island

Despite strong opposition from locals, Japan’s central government initiated main reclamation work Friday at a United States military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa.

Earlier this month, the Fukuoka High Court rejected the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s demand to stop the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the island prefecture, Japan Times reports.

Student Injured in Okinawa After U.S. Military Helicopter Window Falls on Him

A Japanese boy was reportedly injured after a metal window frame from a United States military helicopter fell from the sky and landed on a school playground in Okinawa, Japan.

According to local officials of Ginowan, the metal frame came from a CH-53 transport helicopter during mid-flight and crashed in an elementary school play area where 50 children were playing.