In 2006,US and Japanese Governments agreed on Roadmap for Realignment Implementation of US bases.This Roadmap includes the reversion of Futenma Air Base and 5 other facilities,after the completion of Futenma Relocation Facility in Henoko,Nago City,and moving of 8,522 Marines,9,000 their dependents from Okinawa to Guam.Futenma issue and Guam realignment are “package”.Japanese Government has been complicit in the construction of new bases in Guam by supplying large public fund($6.09billion) even though the big earthquake,tsunami and nuclear accidents have occurred in Japan after march11 this year.Excuse to pay money,Japanese Government will send more their Self-Defense Forces to Guam for military training.
So much of Okinawans reject the plan of construction of new military base on coral reef of Henoko.Okinawa Pref.Governor Hirokazu Nakaima and Nago City Mayor Susumu Inafuku also refuse to accept a new base anywhere in Okinawa.
Okinawans are against moving of US Marines to Guam and the construction of new bases there because the colonial situation of Guam will be fixed so deeply and the militarization on Guam is against the process of decolonization on UNC-24.
The reduction of bases on Okinawa will promote that of Guam.I think the relationship of Guam and Okinawa is like sisters and frothers.We insist that Guam should be demilitarized on this decolonization process in UN C-24.
I appreciate Former Senator Hope Cristobal and Dr.Lisa Natividad so much for accepting me for a member of Guam delegation and giving a chance to speak in UN C-24.
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