Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama decided to change the location of the American army base in Okinawa to the north side of the island where less people live in, although when he ran in the election, he insisted to try to eject the base from Okinawa or Japan.
Many people in Okinawa were angry at him because they had complained about the troubles of the base, and they believed that he would keep his word.
In his opinion, it was important to connect with American army to protect Japanese people and it was difficult to find alternative places.
Some local leaders said that delaying solving the problem was the worst choice, so they could appreciate his decision.
However Nago’s new mayor, Susumu Inamine, after he talked to Yukio Hatoyama, called him “a betrayer”, and said that we don’t need the base.
What are good points and bad points to place U.S. base? And what do you think about Yukio Hatoyama’s decision?