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As Okinawa affairs minister, Kono promises economic assistance 

  • September 20, 2020
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The Sunday editions of all national papers reported that Minister in charge of Okinawa affairs Kono visited Okinawa to meet with Governor Tamaki on Saturday. Yomiuri wrote that Kono promised to offer economic assistance to Okinawa since it has been hit hard by the new coronavirus outbreak. The daily said Kono kept Tamaki’s opposition to the Futenma relocation plan in check by telling reporters after the meeting: “We cannot avoid the base issue when considering economic stimulus for Okinawa.” 


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