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Panel on supporting remote islands holds first meeting

  • October 6, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

The government’s Headquarters for Maritime Policy (chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) held the first meeting of an experts’ panel (chaired by Meiji University Graduate School of Law Prof. Naoya Okuwaki) that will discuss the basic policy on the support and defense of inhabited remote islands on Oct. 5. This basic policy will be based on the “special measures law on the preservation of inhabited remote islands near the national border” with a term of 10 years that will take effect from next April. A draft will be drawn up in the current fiscal year.


The experts’ panel has eight members, including Okuwaki and Ainosuke Kojima (managing director of Center for Research and Promotion of Japanese Islands). (Abridged)

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