The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5Y5The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
U.S. Marine's Futenma air station is seen between the urban area in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
RM2D2K1H5U.S. Marine's Futenma air station is seen between the urban area in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5YNThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
U.S. Marines walk past the U.S. and Japanese national flags at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTE
RM2D1H15YU.S. Marines walk past the U.S. and Japanese national flags at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTE
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5XRThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
U.S. Marines play with disabled children during a volunteer programme at Okinawa Children Development Centre, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTE
RM2D154D2U.S. Marines play with disabled children during a volunteer programme at Okinawa Children Development Centre, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTE
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5YHThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
U.S. Marines are silhouetted at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
RM2D1HCR8U.S. Marines are silhouetted at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5XYThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
U.S. Marines exchange salutes at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
RM2E71EMTU.S. Marines exchange salutes at Marine headquarters at Camp Foster in Ginowan, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 6, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 6, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D5XEThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
Former Okinawa Governor Masahide Ota speaks during an interview with Reuters in Naha, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 5, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 5, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA    REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
RM2D20H51Former Okinawa Governor Masahide Ota speaks during an interview with Reuters in Naha, southern Japanese island of Okinawa, March 5, 2008. Once an independent kingdom with a rich culture and its own language, Okinawa has long been trapped in a strategic triangle with Washington and Tokyo, 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to the north. One third of its population was killed in the bloody Battle of Okinawa in the final months of World War Two, after which the island was occupied by the United States until 1972. Picture taken March 5, 2008. To match feature JAPAN-USA/OKINAWA REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
The bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific
RM2C9D60FThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the PacificThe bloody and long battle of OKINAWA in Japan in 1945. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific