Shurei Gate, Okinawa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to give Okinawa 300 billion yen ($2.4 billion) masked as aid in the fiscal 2016 budget to increase Okinawan support for US military bases and new federal security legislation.

The cash bonus has been justified as a matter of national security evidenced by the number of missiles pointed at Japan in the government’s latest animation video educating the population on the virtues of war – a threat so inflated that increased taxes marked for reducing national debt levels are now being diverted to foster political support from Okinawans.

“We’re stoked to get some extra funding because of our outspoken criticism of the government’s proposed security legislation and relocation of US military bases,” said one Okinawan citizen.

“We’re hoping to step up anti-government sentiment to gain more handouts over the coming years.”


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