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Okinawa's Musicians Give US Bases Protest a Voice

In the Guardian, Justin McCurry writes that Okinawa's musicians are providing a focus for protest against U.S. bases

If an island of 1.4 million people can be summed up in a sound, it is that of the sanshin. Where there are people on Okinawa, a Japanese island almost 1,000 miles south of Tokyo, the distinctive tones of the three-stringed instrument are never far away. Music is deeply rooted in Okinawa's tragic place in Japan's history and the conduit for its modern grievances against the glut of U.S. military bases on the island.  Read the story

Published in: Dispatches
Tag:: Okinawa

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