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Defense Ministry considers subsidies for Mageshima 

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi wrote that concerning a plan to build an SDF base on Mageshima Island in Nishinoomote City, Kagoshima Prefecture, the Ministry of Defense told the city assembly on Monday that it is considering setting aside funds for the municipality in its fiscal 2020 budget. The ministry told the assembly that it is planning to construct facilities to house some 150 to 200 SDF personnel in Nishinoomote and two other municipalities and take measures to protect the local environment. Mayor Yaita reiterated his opposition to the construction of SDF facilities. Asahi ran a similar report. 

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