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Okinawa Gov. Onaga dies amid continuing anti-U.S. base campaign

He clashed with Abe's government over American base in his prefecture

Takeshi Onaga at a press conference in July.   © Kyodo

NAHA (Kyodo) --Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who fiercely confronted the central government over the relocation of a U.S. base within the island prefecture, died Wednesday, the prefectural government said.

Okinawa Prefecture, led by the 67-year-old Onaga, has been confronting the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the transfer of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from densely populated Ginowan to the coastal area of Henoko in Nago.

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