May 23, 2014

Futenma relocation assailed by activists

About 70 environmental conservation groups have issued a statement seeking cancellation of the long-delayed plan to move the U.S. Futenma air base elsewhere in Okinawa Prefecture. The organizations said they plan to send the statement, issued on Thursday, the International Day for Biological Diversity, ...

Nakaima OKs offshore work at Nago base site

Dec 27, 2013

Nakaima OKs offshore work at Nago base site

Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima granted permission Friday to start offshore fill work for building the base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, ending his long opposition to allowing a successor facility to be built in the prefecture. The decision comes after years ...

Dec 27, 2013

Okinawa governor approves landfill to relocate U.S. base

Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima on Friday approved landfill work to relocate the U.S. military’s Futenma base within his prefecture, reversing his previous policy of trying to move the base out of Okinawa, a senior prefectural official said. The decision marks a major breakthrough in ...