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GOJ dismisses Okinawa’s call for suspension of CH-53E helicopter flights

  • September 4, 2019
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo led with a report on Okinawa Vice Governor Jahana’s visits to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, during which he lodged a protest over the incident on Aug. 27 in which a window fell into the sea from a U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter. The vice governor expressed Okinawa’s dissatisfaction with the GOJ’s failure to ask the U.S. side to suspend CH-53E flights for one week and renewed the request. The paper wrote that the GOJ did not respond affirmatively to the prefectural government’s renewed request for flight suspension.

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