Chinese media mocks Japan as Tokyo apologizes to Okinawans for US Marines’ sudden dumping of ‘safe’ wastewater from base

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A unilateral decision by the US Marines stationed in Okinawa to dump wastewater contaminated with toxic acid into a city sewer caused a scandal in Japan. Chinese media compared it to Japan’s own approach to water from Fukushima.

The national government of Japan offered a rare formal apology to the mayor of Ginowan over the actions of US troops stationed in the city. Officials from the Defense Ministry and the Environment Ministry visited Okinawa this week to discuss the dumping of wastewater from the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which was done without the consent of local and prefecture authorities.

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