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Japan: Activist Hiroji Yamashiro Released on Bail

HeadlineMar 20, 2017
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In Japan, activist Hiroji Yamashiro has been released on bail, after he spent five months imprisoned on charges he cut through a barbed wire fence surrounding a U.S. base. For decades, residents have called for the expulsion of U.S. troops from Okinawa, which houses about two-thirds of the 50,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in Japan.

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