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Tetsuya Higa, mayor of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, said Wednesday his city will accept the government’s plan to build a sea-based heliport there for use by the U.S. military.

Higa informed Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto of his decision during a meeting at the Official Residence. Higa’s decision came after a majority of the city’s voters rejected the heliport plan in a plebiscite Sunday.

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