Opponents question Japan government in Mayoral election

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Opponents of the presence of the U.S. military in Okinawa Prefecture have accused the national government of underhand tactics after the incumbent mayor of Nago City was defeated in the Feb. 4 mayoral election by a candidate who supports plans to bring thousands of U.S. service personnel into the district.

  Susumu Inamine was looking to secure a third term as mayor of the city, which sits astride the main island of Okinawa Prefecture and is home to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab.

  A fervent opponent of . . .

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