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Ginowan Mayor reports on U.S. trip

  • July 20, 2018
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

Ginowan Mayor Atsushi Sakima held a public meeting to report on his May trip to the U.S. at the Ginowan City central community center on July 18. About 50 residents showed up to listen to Sakima, who traveled to the U.S. to directly ask U.S. government and U.S. Pacific Command officials for the early return of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and measures for preventing the recurrence of accidents caused by aircraft at the base. Sakima underscored his achievement and said, “Explaining direct to U.S. officials the necessity of the early return of the base will help the U.S. remember the nature and origin [of the issue]. (Abridged)

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