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Unformatted text preview: SCFI 2010 Okinawa Affirmative Consult Yo Momma ___ of ___ Okinawa Aff The 1AC is modular - read whatever advantages you like/have time for. 1 Because mothers know best SCFI 2010 Okinawa Affirmative Consult Yo Momma ___ of ___ 1AC - Inherency OBSERVATION 1: INHERENCY Troop reduction is inevitable in the status quo, but it doesn't go far enough - current agreements will leave thousands of troops in Okinawa Wall Street Journal July 12th Daisuke Wakabayashi and Yuka Hayashi, "Weakened Kan Faces Deadlines on Okinawa," Wall Street Journal, July 12 2010, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580104575360660021162180.html Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, badly bruised in Sunday's national elections , soon must turn to the issue of a U.S. military base on Okinawa—a politically charged matter that forced the resignation of his predecessor just over a month ago. The base wasn't a prominent factor in the campaign, but Sunday's results could make it harder for the weakened Mr. Kan to keep the promises the Japanese government made to the Obama administration. The prime minister told the U.S. he would move forward with the plan, aimed at keeping a large Marine presence on the southern island. The first test comes at the end of August: The previous prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, had promised Washington an agreement with the U.S. on details of the controversial base location plan, including configuration and construction methods, by then. Mr. Kan has pledged to follow Mr. Hatoyama's commitments on Okinawa. In the months following that deadline, local elections in Okinawa could further lock local politicians into opposing Tokyo's attempts to move the American base to a new community. The Pentagon declined immediate comment on the vote. The tensions revolve around a 2006 agreement between the two countries to shuffle U.S. troops in Okinawa to make them more politically acceptable to the local population. The agreement calls for the U.S. to move 8,000 Marines to Guam by 2014 and to shift part of an existing Okinawa helicopter facility to a rural part of the island from a densely populated area. The aim is to diminish local hostility to the Marine presence, which has been stoked by a rape case and a helicopter crash. While the deal reduces the number of Marines on Okinawa, it leaves thousands there, and it doesn't go far enough for many Okinawans, who want the base moved off the island entirely . The ruling Democratic Party of Japan had endorsed that view last year and promised base opponents it would support their cause. But Mr. Hatoyama changed his position under pressure from the U.S. 2 SCFI 2010 Okinawa Affirmative Consult Yo Momma ___ of ___ 1AC - Relations Advantage (1/2) ADVANTAGE (___): Relations First, disagreement over Okinawa basing threatens the continued strength of the Japan-US alliance - the Futenma base is the most critical issue Feffer '10 John Feffer, "Okinawa and the new domino effect," Asia Times, March 6 2010, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/LC06Dh01.htmlhttp://www....
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