Former Soviet leader weighs in on Okinawa base-relocation issue

February 13, 2018 11:15 pm stripes.com
Former Soviet leader weighs in on Okinawa base-relocation issue

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Former Soviet Union politician Mikhail Gorbachev is backing Okinawa’s fervent anti-base movement, according to the southern island prefecture’s oldest daily newspaper. A recent report in the Ryukyu Shimpo — widely seen as having an anti-U.S. military slant — said the Nobel laureate sent a written message to the publication late last month that was addressed to the people of Okinawa. The message from Gorbachev, who led…

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