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Onaga running into difficulty derailing FRF construction

  • December 10, 2017
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri reported that since taking office three years ago, Okinawa Governor Onaga has tried hard to thwart the Futenma relocation initiative by waging court battles and adopting various administrative measures. However, the central government has accelerated reclamation work off Camp Schwab since April this year, putting the governor in a difficult position. Onaga is determined to support incumbent Mayor Inamine in the Nago election next February in order to reaffirm local opposition to the FRF construction in the belief that his own bid for reelection a year from now hinges upon the results of the mayoral race. 

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