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Japanese protest US military presence in Okinawa

The U.S. military in Japan faces new protests after an American Marine veteran is accused of murdering a young Japanese woman. Tens of thousands of Japanese rallied Sunday on the island of Okinawa, calling for the removal or reduction of the military bases there.

Nearly three-quarters of all American military facilities in Japan are located on Okinawa, a strategically important island.

Okinawans insist they’re not anti-American, but many are against American bases, reports CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz. Their grievances date back to the end of World War II when the U.S. military occupation started here.

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