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Land Minister Ishii nullifies Okinawa’s rescindment of Henoko landfill permit

  • October 30, 2018
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NHK reported that Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ishii announced this morning a temporary nullification of the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s retraction of permission for landfill work for FRF construction at Henoko, Nago. The network said the Ministry of Defense is now planning to swiftly resume the landfill work. Defense Minister Iwaya was quoted as telling reporters today: “We have been consistent in our policy of reducing the burden on Okinawa. We need to resume the landfill work as quickly as possible in order to realize the return of the base as soon as possible.”

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