Futenma settlement talks to kick off next week

Mar 14, 2016

Futenma settlement talks to kick off next week

As part of a court-mediated settlement process, the central and Okinawa prefectural governments will kick off talks March 23 over the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma, Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Monday. Earlier this month, the two sides accepted the settlement ...

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,” ...