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Okinawa governor welcomes U.S.-Japan agreement on Futenma water

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Saturday’s Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo gave top play to the GOJ’s announcement on Friday that it will incinerate the water containing PFAS that is currently stored at MCAS Futenma at a cost of 92 million yen ($900,000), which will be paid with Japanese taxpayers’ money. The papers quoted Governor Tamaki as saying in a statement that the move represents a step forward in dealing with the water. Ryukyu Shimpo quoted Ginowan Mayor Matsugawa as saying he welcomes the central government’s move to take action in response to local citizens’ voices. However, both papers ran commentaries expressing dissatisfaction with the fact that Japanese taxpayer money will be used to dispose of the water.

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