NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima said Tuesday he will allow the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to be relocated off Nago, northern Okinawa Island, on condition its runways are built farther offshore than agreed.

The governor’s remark conflicts with plans by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s administration to move the facility outside the prefecture.

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