KOBE — A local citizens’ group announced Thursday evening that more than 90 percent of nearly 278,000 people polled in and around Kobe oppose construction of an airport in the city.

Between July 22 and Aug. 4, a group of antiairport activists canvassed 185,000 registered voters and 21,500 Kobe residents without voting rights, including resident foreigners. An additional 66,500 people were polled in the cities surrounding Kobe.

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