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Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito plans to express his opposition to a plan to conduct U.S. carrier-based aircraft landing drills on Mage Island to Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa next week, a prefectural source said Thursday.

Ito will submit written opposition to the ministry’s plan to relocate takeoff and landing drills for U.S. aircraft to the island when he meets with Ichikawa on Monday at the Defense Ministry. Masuo Kaneko, head of the Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly, will also attend the meeting.

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