Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, a native of Aka Island, is concerned about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent lifting of restrictions on Japan's military, which limited their actions for self-defense since the end of WWII. Kakinohana witnessed American military landing on Aka Island during the Battle of Okinawa and where, eventually, the Japanese finally surrendered. (Tiffany Tompkins-Condie/McClatchy DC/TNS)
Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, a native of Aka Island, is concerned about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent lifting of restrictions on Japan's military, which limited their actions for self-defense since the end of WWII. Kakinohana witnessed American military landing on Aka Island during the Battle of Okinawa and where, eventually, the Japanese finally surrendered. (Tiffany Tompkins-Condie/McClatchy DC/TNS) Tiffany Tompkins-Condie TNS
Takeichi Kakinohana, 85, a native of Aka Island, is concerned about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent lifting of restrictions on Japan's military, which limited their actions for self-defense since the end of WWII. Kakinohana witnessed American military landing on Aka Island during the Battle of Okinawa and where, eventually, the Japanese finally surrendered. (Tiffany Tompkins-Condie/McClatchy DC/TNS) Tiffany Tompkins-Condie TNS

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November 26, 2015 05:35 PM