S.-Japanese security agreement, which allows for the continued presence of U. military bases in Japan, the Associated Press reports. Read More: In 1995, three American servicemen raped a girl, which also sparked outrage at the time. Takeshi Onaga referred to the tragedy when addressing the crowd at the protest on Sunday.
"We had pledged never to repeat such an incident," he said, the AP reports.
Over the past 20 years a few egregious cases have hit the headlines: a 12 year-old-Okinawan girl, a Korean bar woman (Yoon Goom Ee), and a Philippine woman identified as “Nicole.” But many more incidents get little or no public attention, especially in war zones. Over 20 percent of Okinawan land is occupied by 38 US military facilities (bases, training areas, and storage depots) with more under construction, despite persistent local opposition. Okinawan women have said, “If they do this to their own colleagues no wonder they do it to us.” Okinawan women call for apologies by US military authorities to victims of sexual assault, punishment for perpetrators under Japanese laws, and ultimately the end of the US occupation of Okinawa.
Members of Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence have talked to US audiences and Congressional staffers about the impacts of these bases on their communities. Military women who seek justice for acts of sexual violence are part of a superpower with 1,000 bases overseas.
I realize they gave up their comfortable lives in their homes with their loved ones so I could be free.
God bless America and God bless the men and women who sacrifice their lives so I can live the way I do.
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