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Okinawa governor to pick new deputy, determined to stop Henoko base construction

  • January 27, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times
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Okinawa Times reported on the finding that Okinawa Governor Tamaki has decided to appoint Ikeda Takekuni as his new deputy to replace Jahana Kiichiro, who will complete his term at the end of March. The paper said Ikeda has served in such positions as the head of the Governor’s office in charge of U.S. base issues under the late Governor Onaga and has been dealing with the issue of the base construction in Henoko. Ikeda is also well versed in SOFA matters. The daily added that the governor’s appointment of Ikeda is aimed at maintaining a solid base of support for his effort to stop the base construction in Henoko, Nago, which is a top priority for the Okinawa government.

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