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Okinawa vice governor lodges protest with U.S. over parachute training at Kadena

  • May 13, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Saturday’s Okinawa Times and Ryukyu wrote that Okinawa Vice Governor Tomikawa paid visits to Consul General Ehrendreich and Kadena AB 18th Wing Vice Commander Amrhein on Friday to protest against the U.S. military’s parachute drop training at Kadena on May 10. Tomikawa told reporters after the meeting with the Kadena commander that the training was discussed at the U.S.-Japan Joint Committee. However, Col. Amrhein reportedly added that the U.S. military does not intend to conduct such training at Kadena on a regular basis.

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