February 3, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Ro Manabe, chief of the Defense Ministrys Okinawa Defense Bureau, testifies during a Diet lower house Budget Committee meeting in Tokyo on Friday, February 3, 2012. Seated in the background are, from left: Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka; Finance Minister Jun Azuki and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. Manabe has come under suspicion of tampering with the upcoming mayoral election in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, where the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station is located. Manabe might not have violated any law by reportedly holding lectureson the local elections to his subordinates, according to the media reports. Defense Minister Tanaka, however, has no other choice but to sack him to lessen the damage to the government of Prime Minister Noda. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Defense Ministrys Okinawa Defense Bureau Ro Manabe
February 3, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Ro Manabe, chief of the Defense Ministrys Okinawa Defense Bureau, testifies during a Diet lower house Budget Committee meeting in Tokyo on Friday, February 3, 2012. Seated in the background are, from left: Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka; Finance Minister Jun Azuki and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. Manabe has come under suspicion of tampering with the upcoming mayoral election in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, where the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station is located. Manabe might not have violated any law by reportedly holding lectureson the local elections to his subordinates, according to the media reports. Defense Minister Tanaka, however, has no other choice but to sack him to lessen the damage to the government of Prime Minister Noda. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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