• Kyodo


Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa on Saturday failed to bridge the gap between the central government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government over the relocation of the U.S. Futenma military base.

During a meeting in Naha, Ichikawa asked Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima to accept the plan to transfer the base to the Henoko district in Nago from a densely populated area of Ginowan, but Nakaima replied that it would “simplify matters if the base was moved outside the prefecture.”

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