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Sep 11, 2012

[Tokyo Shimbun] Osprey Makes Emergency Landing In U.S. –The Same Type Aircraft To Be Deployed In Futenma – Opposition Inevitably Brought About

First of all, it is questionable that deployment of the Osprey serves Japan’s interests.  This apparently shows the fact that Japan is not a democratic nation.  Are there any democratic nations in the world?  The Chávez regime is very democratic.  However, according to Western news reports, President Chávez is a dictator.  A word seems to have a completely different meaning in the world of politics and mass media.  According to the U.S., Osprey deployment is necessary for peace and stability in Far Eastern Asia and they send in Al Qaeda to Syria to fight with terrorists.  The U.S. is a country easy to understand, I think.

Masatoshi Takeshita
English translation of an excerpt of a Japanese article: Tokyo Shimbun – September 8, 2012 –

Osprey Makes Emergency Landing In U.S. – The Same Type Aircraft To Be Deployed In Futenma –
Opposition Inevitably Brought About

[Washington D.C., Kyodo]

It has been found on 7th that a U.S. Marine’s new type aircraft Osprey made an emergency landing in an urban area in North Caroline on 6th.  The Marine Corps has released it.  No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.  The aircraft, which was stationed at New River Air Station in North Caroline, was the same type aircraft scheduled to be deployed to U.S. Futenma airport (located in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture).

U.S. military new type aircraft Osprey  (Kyodo)

The Marines plans to move the 12 Ospreys temporarily stationed in Iwakuni base (located in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) to Futenma and start full-fledged operation of them in October.  A citizens’ protest rally against the Osprey deployment will be held in Okinawa on 9th.  It is likely that opposition to the deployment will spread all over the country, including Okinawa.

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