Asahi reported that Okinawa Governor Tamaki made a statement yesterday at the Naha Branch of the Fukuoka High Court. He reportedly asked the court to declare illegal the land minister’s decision to void the governor’s cancellation of the landfill permit connected to the FRF construction off Camp Schwab. The Okinawa leader reportedly stressed that the land minister’s action ran counter to the Local Autonomy Law. The central government urged the court to dismiss the suit filed by the prefectural government. The presiding judge is expected to issue a ruling on Oct. 23.