Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests


              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend  a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, center, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are seen on a screen during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito, right on a screen, delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously.  (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki, seen on a screen, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, seen on screen, delivers a video message during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, sixth right, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, fourth right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Protesters stage a rally, demanding a speedier reduction of U.S. military forces in Naha, Okinawa, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, amid frustration and bitterness over a lack of support from the mainland.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Protesters march, opposing to the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule on May 15, 1972,  in Ginowan, Okinawa, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Protesters staged a rally demanding a speedier reduction of U.S. military forces.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend  a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, center, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are seen on a screen during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito, right on a screen, delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously.  (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki, seen on a screen, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, seen on screen, delivers a video message during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, sixth right, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, fourth right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Protesters stage a rally, demanding a speedier reduction of U.S. military forces in Naha, Okinawa, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, amid frustration and bitterness over a lack of support from the mainland.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Protesters march, opposing to the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule on May 15, 1972,  in Ginowan, Okinawa, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Protesters staged a rally demanding a speedier reduction of U.S. military forces.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend  a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, center, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are seen on a screen during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito, right on a screen, delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously.  (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki, seen on a screen, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, seen on screen, delivers a video message during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, sixth right, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, fourth right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, right, attend  a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, center, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are seen on a screen during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Emperor Naruhito, right on a screen, delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Tokyo Sunday, May 15, 2022. The ceremonies are held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously.  (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki, seen on a screen, delivers a speech during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, seen on screen, delivers a video message during the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is held in Tokyo and Okinawa simultaneously for the first time. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, sixth right, and Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, fourth right, attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              An elderly man visits a height near the U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. Okinawa on Sunday is marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule on May 15, 1972, amid protests against a continued heavy U.S. military presence and lack of support from the mainland. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, foreground, inspects the U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma from the city hall in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan Sunday, May 15, 2022. Okinawa on Sunday is marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule on May 15, 1972, amid protests against a continued heavy U.S. military presence and lack of support from the mainland. (Kyodo News via AP)
Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests