Opponents protest Okinawa Prefecture in New York

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Opponents of plans to expand the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab, in Okinawa Prefecture, staged a protest outside the Japanese consulate general in New York on Oct. 20.

The small-scale protest was led by environmental campaigners demanding that work to reclaim land off the existing site for two new runways be halted because it poses a threat to endangered species of flora and fauna. The creatures most at threat from the destruction of their habitat include protected dugongs, the protesters said.

The protest was organized by Noriko Oyama, a resident . . .

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