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Japanese Protesters Attack U.S. Military Aircraft with Kites

Japanese Protesters Attack U.S. Military Aircraft with Kites

It’s easy to understand why residents of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa would be upset with the deployment of twelve new Osprey hybrid aircraft to the Futenma U.S. military base.

While the U.S. assures the Japanese government that the aircraft are safe, an accident in Morocco that killed two U.S. Marines in April and then another in Florida in June make them a hard sell for Okinawans, especially since the Futenma base is surrounded by crowded residential areas.

So it wasn’t surprising when hundreds of protesters raised banners and chanted outside Futenma on Monday to show their concern over the safety of the aircraft, the first six of which arrived at the base that morning.

It was surprising, however, when, the next day, two groups of Okinawans gathered at a park near Futenma to protest the arrival of three new Osprey by flying kites near the aircraft as they attempted to land.

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Chinese Traffic Jams are Surprisingly Delightful Recreational Activities

Chinese Traffic Jams are Surprisingly Delightful Recreational Activities

Earlier this summer we brought news of the hellish conditions of a day at China’s public pools. Well, it seems that China may officially be the Bizzaro World as their traffic jams conversely provide a pleasant opportunity for rest and exercise – even tennis!

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