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SDI 2010 BBHS Okinawa Affirmative Okinawa Affirmative, Wave 1—BBHS—SDI 2010 1
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***1AC Components The Plan The United States federal government should renegotiate the Agreement Between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America Concerning the Implementation of the Relocation of III Marine Expeditionary Force Personnel and Their Dependents from Okinawa to Guam to relocate to the point of elimination the United States Marine Corps presence from the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. 2
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SDI 2010 BBHS Okinawa Affirmative 1AC—DPJ Advantage Advantage ___: The DPJ First —the recent Upper House election jeopardizes the DPJ’s agenda —the Okinawa issue is the lynchpin of a crisis in Japanese governance . Stars and Stripes —an independent news source that operates from inside the United States Department of Defense but is editorially separate from it, 2010 (“Japan election could impede Futenma progress,” Byline David Allen and Chiyomi Sumida, July 14 th , Available Online at http://www.stripes.com/news/japan-election-could-impede-futenma-progress-1.110973, Accessed 07-19-2010) The poor showing of Japan’s ruling party in Upper House elections Sunday could hamper any progress in closing the Marine air base that sits in the middle of this city of 90,000, experts say. Although the U.S. and Japan in May reaffirmed a 2006 plan to close Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and move air operations to a new facility on Okinawa’s northeast shore, Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his D emocratic P arty of J apan may be too weak to act assertively on the controversial move , regional experts say. Most Okinawans are against the 2006 agreement and the implementation of that pact could be stalled by Okinawa’s next governor . Futenma is a scab that they would not want to pick ,” said Masaaki Gabe, professor of International Relations and director of the Institute of International Okinawa Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. Kan will try to stay away from the issue as much as possible , Gabe said, pointing out that the party’s inability to keep a campaign promise made last summer to move the Marines outside Okinawa soured islanders so much that the party did not run an Okinawan candidate in the recent election . Some U.S. experts on Japanese politics concur. The Japanese are going to be embroiled in their own domestic politics for a while ,” Dan Sneider, a Japan expert at Stanford University told Kyodo News Tuesday. Kan and the DPJ’s ability to overcome opposition in Okinawa is going to be impacted by their weakening on the national level ,” Sneider said. “ The weaker the government is in Tokyo, the less able it is to strong arm the Okinawans .” Jeffrey Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University in Tokyo, also doubted there will be much progress on the Futenma issue, even though the two sides agreed in May that construction details were to be worked out in August prior to a meeting by the U.S. and Japan defense and foreign ministers in the fall.
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