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Okinawan Diet members call for cancellation of Henoko plan

  • October 6, 2016
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 2
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Okinawa Times wrote that Upper House members Keiko Itokazu and Yoichi Iha visited the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday to submit to Ambassador Kennedy a written request calling for the suspension of the FRF construction at Henoko and the helipad construction at the Northern Training Area, and the cancellation of the planned resumption of flights of AV-8 Harriers. Embassy Pol/Mil chief Aaron Snipe received the request and told the visitors that he would forward it to the Ambassador and the Departments of State and Defense. During the meeting Itokazu said that the implementation of the FRF construction without local consent is undemocratic, while Iha insisted that the land taken by the U.S. military through war should be returned unconditionally.

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