Japan-US military tensions to rise? Governor DEMANDS US army base relocation be ...

The plan to move and expand the base have been in place since the 1960s, but faced consistent position from the locals causing delays.

Mr Tamaki was elected in early October after the death of the previous governor of Okinawa.

Since his election, he has voiced opposition to the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from its current location in the urban setting in Ginowan City to the less populated area that surrounds Camp Schwab in Henoko Bay, Nago City.

He has also objected to other Pentagon projects.

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I want the American people to understand what has been, what is and what will be, to solve this problem

Denny Tamaki

Mr Tamaki said: "I want the American people to understand what has been, what is and what will be, to solve this problem.”

The Okinawa governor was born to a US Marine father he never knew and grew up with his Japanese mother.

Because of his background in both US and Japanese culture, Mr Tamaki believes that it makes him the perfect person to try to resolve this issue in a “win-win situation” for both his island and US President Donald .

Mr Tamaki also voiced his opposition to the base on Wednesday to the US’ ambassador to Japan William Hagerty who said that he was already made aware of the complaint.

Tamaki opposes the relocation of a military baseDenny Tamaki opposes the relocation of a military base (Image: GETTY)

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