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Inspections start on island proposed as site for USFJ landing practice

  • January 30, 2019
  • , NHK, TBS digital
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NHK and TBS reported online today that more than 20 Defense Ministry officials and contractors started this morning inspections on the island of Mageshima in Nishinoomote, Kagoshima Prefecture, which has been selected as the site of landing exercises for the U.S. Forces’ carrier-based aircraft. The ministry said the purpose of the inspections is to prepare for “concrete discussions” with the USFJ and for price negotiations with the island’s owner. NHK reported that a small number of opponents to the island’s use for U.S. military drills held a protest there.

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