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Okinawa assembly adopts resolution against incidents in which objects fell from U.S. military aircraft

  • March 7, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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The Saturday editions of Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the Okinawa prefectural assembly unanimously adopted at a plenary session on Friday a resolution and an opinion paper protesting the recent incidents in which objects fell from a U.S. military fighter jet and helicopter. The papers explained that a U.S. Navy FA-18 dropped a fuel tank cap after it departed Kadena AB on Feb. 12 and a Futenma-based U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter dropped a steel mock target in waters 1.3 km off the U.S. Army’s Torii Station in Yomitan Village on Feb. 25. Okinawa Times wrote that the assembly is planning to deliver the opinion paper to the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, the U.S. Consulate General Naha, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Bureau, and the Foreign Ministry’s Okinawa office on March 23.

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