Nov 9, 2015

Abe administration increases pressure on Onaga over landfill

Land minister Keiichi Ishii stepped up pressure Monday on Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga to retract his moves to block landfill work for the replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Ishii’s move to issue an “instruction” to Onaga, which follows a “recommendation,” ...

Nov 6, 2015

Okinawa snubs response over landfill approval revocation

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga on Friday snubbed a central government recommendation that his local government retract its revocation of a landfill work approval to relocate a U.S. military air base within the island prefecture. The recommendation from land minister Keiichi Ishii was made as ...