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In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 photo, a cut out board of Uncle Sam is posted outside Koza Information Center for tourists near a gate of the U.S. Air Force Kadena base in Okinawa City, southwestern Japan. Koza is the former name of the current Okinawa City before the annexation of Koza City and Misato village in 1974. For nearly 70 years, Okinawa has gotten more than its share of America's military - more jets rattling homes, more crimes rattling nerves. It's the only Japanese island invaded by U.S. land forces during World War II. It endured 27 years under U.S. administration, and it continues to host two-thirds of Japan's U.S. bases.