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Washington has told Tokyo that the Okinawa Prefectural Government should unconditionally let landfill work begin in Nago so Futenma air base can finally be moved, diplomatic sources said.

The message, delivered by a senior U.S. official, puts more pressure on Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima, who is to decide this month whether to approve the central government’s application to fill in land off the coast of the Henoko district so a new airstrip can be built.

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