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CCS Suga: Withdrawal of Henoko landfill permit “extremely regrettable”

  • September 4, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga commented during a news conference on Sept. 3 that the withdrawal of the landfill permit for waters off Henoko, Nago, for the relocation of the Futenma Air Station was “extremely regrettable.” With regard to legal measures to be taken to resume the reclamation work, he said: “The (Defense Ministry’s) Okinawa Defense Bureau will take appropriate measures after taking a close look at the reasons (for the withdrawal).”

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