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Senior opposition officials survey landfill operations off Camp Schwab

  • January 17, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that about a dozen opposition lawmakers, including Diet Affairs Committee Chairman Yamanoi of the Democratic Party for the People (DPFP), observed the ongoing earth- pouring operations off Camp Schwab yesterday in a bid to highlight their opposition to the FRF construction initiative. The parliamentarians later met with Okinawa Governor Tamaki and affirmed cooperation to derail the Futenma relocation plan. Noting that DPFP leader Tamaki and CDPJ leader Edano are also planning to visit the island prefecture over the weekend, the daily said the opposition parties, including the Japanese Communist Party, are keen to play up their mutual coordination for upcoming elections this year in Okinawa where many opposition candidates have waged solid campaigns against ruling candidates in the past.

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