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Akita governor says he is not opposed to Aegis Ashore deployment

  • March 5, 2019
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi wrote that Akita Governor Satake stated during a prefectural assembly session on Monday that he cannot oppose the proposed deployment of an Aegis Ashore missile defense battery at a local SDF camp because it is the “prerogative of the central government.” While noting his previous opposition, the daily interpreted the latest remarks as a turnaround.

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