Clutching a makeshift white flag, Tetsuei Tamayose picked his way between fly-covered corpses of Japanese soldiers to surrender to U.S. troops on Okinawa in July 1945. He was 11 years old and destitute.
A win by Onaga would affect the alliance, said Yuki Tatsumi, senior associate for East Asia at the Stimson Center in Washington. “Japan is already making things difficult for the Marines operationally” even as it expects them to play a role in fending off threats from China in the East China Sea, she said.
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