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Kono says Okinawa promotion measures will be continued

  • August 25, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

At a press conference on Aug. 24, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Kono Taro said that Okinawa promotion measures will continue next fiscal year and beyond, adding that initiatives will be focused on combatting child poverty, promoting industry, and furthering English-language education.


The Act on Special Measures for the Promotion and Development of Okinawa, which provides for the promotion measures, has been updated every ten years in the past, and the next renewal is coming up at the end of this fiscal year. (Abridged)


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