Thursday, April 4, 2013

Okinawa rally to protest ceremony on ‘day of humiliation’ - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

NAHA--Okinawa prefectural assembly opposition forces will organize a rally on April 28 to protest a government ceremony to mark the day Japan regained sovereignty after World War II.

The government plans to celebrate the anniversary of April 28, 1952, when the San Francisco Peace Treaty took effect, ending the Allied occupation of Japan.

But April 28 is known as “the day of humiliation” in Okinawa because it was placed under the U.S. administration when the treaty took effect.

The United States did not return Okinawa to Japanese administration until 1972.

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