100,000 Strong In Japan Protesting US Military Base
April 25, 2010
The base, which houses 47,000 American troops, has long since been a matter of anger for the Japanese people.
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama was elected mainly based on his promise to remove the base by May of this year, but has since distanced himself from the promise.
The action has led much of his support base to flee, with his popularity in the island region especially plummeting.
There has also been increased strain between the Japanese and American government over the issue.