Satoshi Kamata

Born in 1938 in Aomori Prefecture, Satoshi Kamata is a writer who is known for going to the scene of issues that interest him in order to describe what is happening from an up-close perspective. His books have covered labor and social issues, such as pollution. He has been critical of nuclear power generation since the early 1970s.

At a memorial service on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, Governor Takeshi Onaga asserted, in the presence of Abe, that Okinawa will “build wealth with pride for the sake of our children and grandchildren who will lead us in the future.” This was a slogan Onaga used in the November 2014 gubernatorial election in which he trounced the candidate backed by the LDP administration.

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