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Onaga stops short of specifying timeline for canceling permit for landfill off Camp Schwab

  • August 26, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Saturday morning’s Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo highlighted Governor Onaga’s press conference on Friday, during which he vowed to derail the FRF construction initiative off Camp Schwab by canceling the landfill permit. However, he stopped short of specifying the timing of the cancelation by saying: “It will be an extremely important decision. I will be determining a timeframe very carefully irrespective of my term,” which ends in December next year.  As for the idea of holding a prefectural-wide referendum on the FRF project, the governor said he has no plans to propose such a measure, underscoring that such a vote, if necessary, should be initiated by residents.  

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