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Ginowan mayor to visit Yokota AB

  • March 17, 2022
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo reported that Ginowan Mayor Matsukawa is making arrangements to visit Yokota AB for a meeting with the USFJ commander in April or May to request the swift closure and return of MCAS Futenma and call attention to the “excessive” base-hosting burden on the city. The paper said the mayor is also planning to pay a visit to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. The daily added that Matsukawa, who visited the United States as mayor for the first time in 2019, canceled his U.S. visits in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will reportedly be his first visit to the USFJ headquarters.

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