We don’t read much about it here in Japan, but like Okinawa, the voices of pece and justice are under attack from the ultra right (Yes, Korea’s Park is every bit as rightwing as Abe. And both are the children or grandchildren of fascists.).
Moreover, unlike Okinawa’s Governor Onaga, who seems to have backtracked from his out-and-out plan to resist the construction of a base there, the mayor of Gangjeong has been arrested at least once and has been actively resisting the state with the support of Irish catholic priests and international anti-war activists. They are a model to the people of Okinawa, who have been betrayed by the Japanese government for so long.
FROM KOREAN ACTIVISTS:
1) We just finished the press conference at the protest site that was violently removed to denounce the barbarous crack down by the navy and police. The mayor Cho expressed his strong determination that he will not give up the fight against the navy.