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MOD seeks rescindment of Okinawa’s revocation of permit for coral reef transplantation  

  • August 3, 2021
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All national papers wrote that the Defense Ministry filed a petition with the agriculture minister on Monday asking him to rescind the administrative decision made by Okinawa Governor Tamaki to withdraw the permit for the Okinawa Defense Bureau to transplant coral reefs off Camp Schwab on the grounds that the transplantation did not comply with the agreed upon condition that the coral not be moved when the water temperature was high. “There was no reason for the permit to be revoked since the operation was carried out properly while paying due attention to the conservation of coral reefs,” Defense Minister Kishi said to the press. “The revocation violated the Administrative Procedures Act since it was done without holding a hearing.” The governor justified the action by telling journalists yesterday: “The revocation was necessary to safeguard and cultivate marine resources and was in line with relevant statutes.”  

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