Japan US Okinawa

December 13, 2012 - 4:33 AM
In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 photo, graffiti against the U.S. military base is painted on a wall where a gas station used to stand across from the U.S. Air Force Kadena air base in Kadena, Okinawa, southwestern Japan. Okinawans are angry that Japan approved the deployment of 12 Osprey aircraft, which began in October, though the government has asked for additional assurances of the aircraft's safety. Washington said the Osprey is safe and is needed to ensure regional security. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)