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MOD requests cancellation of Okinawa’s rejection of design change

  • December 7, 2021
  • , NHK
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NHK reported this afternoon that following Okinawa’s rejection of a request filed by the Defense Ministry to change the design of the Futenma relocation plan in order to begin engineering work to reinforce the soft seabed in the vicinity, the ministry made a request for administrative review today to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, calling for the cancellation of Okinawa’s rejection. The MOD reportedly determined that “there are no reasons for the request to be rejected” based on close examination by the Okinawa Defense Bureau. The network said although the MOD has no plan to change its policy to move the Futenma relocation plan forward, the rift between the central and Okinawa governments is likely to further deepen as Okinawa is reacting strongly to the MOD’s latest move.

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