NAHA, Okinawa Pref. – The Kadena Municipal Assembly adopted a resolution Friday opposing a reported plan by the Japanese and U.S. governments to deploy ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors at the U.S. Kadena Air Base.
In the resolution adopted unanimously at an emergency session, the assembly criticized the central government for failing to disclose information on the deployment plan and to explain its details.
“The Patriot deployment would further increase damage stemming from (U.S.) bases as it would increase the number of military drills,” the resolution says. “The deployment is totally unacceptable.”
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported earlier this week that the U.S. has notified Japan of a plan to deploy the PAC-3 missile interceptors at the Kadena base or the U.S. Air Force’s Kadena Ammunition Storage Area.
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