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DM Kono holds talks with top Marine in Okinawa

  • October 1, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that Defense Minister Kono held talks with Okinawa Area Coordinator Clardy at Camp Zukeran on Monday. Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that Kono stressed to the top U.S. military officer in Okinawa that the GOJ will steadily move forward with relocating the Futenma functions to Henoko. Yomiuri and Mainichi wrote that the foreign minister called on the U.S. military to ensure the safety of its operations and reduce the base-hosting burden on local communities. According to the papers, Lt. Gen. Clardy responded by saying that the U.S. military will continue to make efforts to minimize the impact on local communities.

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