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GOJ calls for measures to prevent unscheduled landings by U.S. military helicopters

  • January 25, 2018
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All national dailies ran follow-up reports on a U.S. military helicopter’s precautionary landing at a municipal heliport on Tonaki Island in Okinawa. Mainichi wrote that Prime Minister Abe stated at a Lower House plenary session on Wednesday that he fully understands the feelings of the people of Okinawa and takes the issue seriously. Asahi wrote that Governor Onaga visited the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday to lodge a protest. Sankei wrote that the governor called for thorough investigations into the cause of the incident and effective measures to prevent a recurrence at his meetings with LDP Secretary General Nikai, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Sugita, and Deputy Chief of Mission Young.

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