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Abe: Foreigners’ land acquisition near hundreds of defense facilities probed in FY16, FY17

  • January 26, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

Nippon Ishin [Japan Innovation Party] policy chief Mikio Shimoji pointed out during representative interpellations at the House of Representatives plenary session on Jan. 25 that, “Foreign nationals’ acquisition of land has given rise to issues that threaten the people’s safe living.”


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded: “We investigated a total of some 530 facilities as of the end of FY16, and approximately 300 additional facilities will have been investigated by the end of the current fiscal year.” However, he did not give any details. (Abridged)

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