The media said the Okinawa people a sense of intimacy not trust the Japanese Self-Defense Forces
[Global Times correspondent Sun Xiuping to Okinawa] Watch Japan’s seizure of the Chinese landing Diaoyu event, “Global Times” reporter last week went to Okinawa to interview a few days. The reporter is not the first time to Okinawa, and this, therefore because of the work and the ordinary people of Okinawa itself more exchanges. Social atmosphere of Okinawa, ideas, and reporters live in Japan, “local” differences, honest Okinawa speech reveals a close sense. The U.S. military presence and the possible arrival of the Osprey fighter, Okinawa is a general feeling of dissatisfaction and anxiety.
50-year-old company employee Mr. Yamada told reporters expressed his inner thoughts: “I went to the Japanese mainland and Tokyo, can not stand the discrimination of the ‘native’, less than 2 years I went back to Okinawa, “Yamada said Japan’s” native “refers to Okinawa, outside of Japan’s main four islands. Yamada said that the Okinawan people’s habits, food and mainland Japan. “Before the holidays are in accordance with the lunar calendar, the Americans are coming, the Okinawa people follow the American way, and they became part of Japan’s, or down may come together.”
in Chinese Diaoyu Islands Naha Port of people detained, “Global Times” reporter saw civilian ship port facilities obsolete even be considered dilapidated, shared port adjacent to the U.S. and Japanese forces to build a very decent, tall ship naval port within new . Mr. Yamada of this mood, he did not welcome the U.S. military base in Okinawa, but worry that if U.S. forces leave, the Self-Defense Forces can achieve the same level of defense and U.S.. Yamada words between a trace of disdain for self-defense forces. Reporter during the interview, many people in Okinawa, the Osprey aircraft could be stationed in Okinawa, full of anxiety, a local driver is intense to say: “the Japanese government to listen to the United States, there is no advocate.” Obviously compared to the government to promote Strategic Defense and Sea Power oath, the Okinawan people are more concerned about daily life and personal safety.
During his stay in Okinawa, it is the climax of the Diaoyu Islands dispute, some of Okinawa, but then taking place in all of this without the knowledge. Reporters out of the airport by taxi, the driver asked the reporter why went to the police department directly, he does not know why always deserted landing were kept at the media surrounded by a packed. Some of the Okinawan people, am not enthusiastic locals. Japan’s Sankei Shimbun has reported that, Okinawa, the number of members on China’s Diaoyu strong dissatisfaction with this request the garrison of the Government of Japan on the Diaoyu Islands. The reality in Okinawa but feel the composition of the majority of which “political show”, many Chinese have a sense of intimacy, do not believe in self-defense, the government “thick native thin Okinawa veiled criticism. They become the world’s tourists, especially on Okinawa “liberated Chinese tourists admired tourist destination, would be very looking forward to.