Anti U.S base leader Hiroji Yamashiro being removed by police after staging a sit-in protest protest against the construction of helipads in front of the gate of U.S. military's Northern Training Area in the village of Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, on August 19, 2016. Japanese government resume construction of total six helipads in a fragile ten million year old Yanbaru forest that is home to endemic endangered species such as the Okinawan rail and Okinawan wood pecker. (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/NURPhoto) (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Anti U.S base leader Hiroji Yamashiro being removed by police after staging a sit-in protest protest against the construction of helipads in front of the gate of U.S. military's Northern Training Area in the village of Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, on August 19, 2016. Japanese government resume construction of total six helipads in a fragile ten million year old Yanbaru forest that is home to endemic endangered species such as the Okinawan rail and Okinawan wood pecker. (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/NURPhoto) (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)