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Leaders of base-hosting prefectures call for SOFA amendment

  • July 26, 2016
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Today’s two major Okinawa papers reported that the representatives of prefectural governors hosting U.S. bases in their jurisdictions met with Defense Minister Nakatani on Monday and presented a letter of request for SOFA revision and measures to prevent accidents and incidents involving U.S. military community members. According to the articles, the minister said in response that SOFA administration will be improved. According to Ryukyu Shimpo, the representatives later visited the U.S. Embassy to exchange views on the request.

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