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. 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 Naoki Tanaka, however, has no other choice but to sack him to lessen the damage to the government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Defense Ministrys Okinawa Defense Bureau
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. 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 Naoki Tanaka, however, has no other choice but to sack him to lessen the damage to the government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Date 3 Feb 2012
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