Anger Simmers Over Okinawa Base Burden -- The BBC
The Japanese island of Okinawa is the reluctant host of dozens of US military bases - and a row over moving an airfield has sparked an angry stand-off.
Shuri Castle stands on a hill above the Okinawan capital, Naha.
It used to be the seat of the Ryukyu kings, who ruled over an archipelago south of Japan and north of Taiwan.
It is an elegant red pavilion where the kings received emissaries and conducted trade across Asia.
Now the castle is a tourist attraction in Japan's southern-most prefecture. It looks down on densely-packed apartment blocks and offices.
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