I trimmed the area so the currently discussed sites for building a new base are easier to see. At the centre if Katsuren Peninsula. Connecting with the narrow, reclaimed road east of the Peninsula, you see Miyagi Island ("jima" or "shima" means "island" in Japanese), and Ikei Island. South of those you see two more islands, Hamahika Island and Ukibaru Island. At the tip of Katsuren Peninsula is the area known as White Beach, where a US Naval facility is.
The central government has been coming up with different plans, or at least so the media reports, more often than I brush my teeth (and I brush at least twice a day), and it just disheartens me to think about the feelings of people of Okinawa when they keep hearing these ideas most of which are really about building another base within Okinawa.
The title of the above Japan Times Article is "White Beach base site said credible - Futenma option seen as way to ease Okinawa's overall burden." There cannot possibly be a way to ease Okinawa's overall burden by building another base there. Would you offer someone another bag to carry when that person is carrying 40 bags already and possibly think you would be doing that person a favour?