Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirano admitted that he spoke to Nakaima over the phone on April 20, just before Nakaima expressed his reservation again.
Nakaima is calculating the political gains and losses of attending or not attending, and of delaying the decision til the last minute or not.
"All we know about Nakaima is that he is not looking to the Okinawan citizens," a member of the rally committee says. Nakaima is just looking
His indecision is hurting his image, and is possibly affecting the turnout at the Rally. Or maybe more people will attend because of that, to show solidarity of ordinary residents.
On Sunday, Nakaima could be the only one in Okinawa watching the rally on TV at home.