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Okinawa leader to meet with premier today

  • March 19, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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Sankei and Mainichi wrote that Okinawa Governor Tamaki is expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Abe at the Kantei today. The governor reportedly disclosed the plan during a press conference yesterday, saying that he will reiterate his request for the premier to establish a venue for dialogue on Futenma relocation between Okinawa, Tokyo, and Washington. The Okinawa politician also noted that he is considering filing a lawsuit asking the court to rule against the land minister’s suspension of the rescission by the prefectural government of the landfill permit for FRF construction. 


In a related story, Nikkei reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga commented on a large-scale rally held Saturday in Naha to oppose the Futenma relocation plan by saying that the Abe administration’s commitment to moving forward with the base construction initiative remains steadfast.

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