Okinawa 1988-1991

Okinawa 1988-1991

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Japan Today - News - Civil court battle begins over secret Okinawa pact - Japan's Leading International News Network

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 16:41 JST
TOKYO — The first hearing was held at the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday over a damages suit in which a former reporter at the Mainichi Shimbun claims his career was ruined after he was illegally indicted for reporting a secret agreement between Japan and the United States over the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japan.

Takichi Nishiyama, 73, is seeking 33 million yen in compensation and an apology from the state, arguing that his report that Japan had secretly shouldered $4 million in costs for Okinawa's reversion to Japanese rule from U.S. occupation was backed up by the release of U.S. government documents in 2000 and 2002. (Kyodo News)"


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