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DM Onodera to call on USFJ for Osprey flight safety measures

  • September 26, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met with Fussa Mayor Ikuo Kato at the Defense Ministry on Sept. 25 regarding the deployment of Ospreys on the Yokota base (straddling Fussa and other municipalities in Tokyo). He informed the mayor that U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ) will be asked to ensure safety.


Onodera stated: “We will make strong demands with the U.S. side (regarding thorough safety measures).”


The Ospreys will officially be stationed on the Yokota base from Oct. 1.

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