OKINAWA: Unskilled Labor

OKINAWA Unskilled Labor

With no political dexterity at all, the U.S. military government authorities on Okinawa moved two months ago to remove a political irritant—skinny little pro-Communist Kamejiro Senaga, mayor of Okinawa's capital and chief city, Naha. The method: Lieut. General James E. Moore, U.S. High Commissioner, rewrote Naha's laws to permit the city assembly's conservative majority to oust the mayor on a vote of no confidence, then effectively barred his re-election by decreeing that no convicted felons could hold office (Senaga was jailed by the U.S. authorities in 1954 for harboring a Japanese Communist)....

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