• Kyodo


Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima on Friday approved landfill work to relocate the U.S. military’s Futenma base within his prefecture, reversing his previous policy of trying to move the base out of Okinawa, a senior prefectural official said.

The decision marks a major breakthrough in the stalled relocation of the base, after years of political maneuvering amid stiff local opposition to a 1996 agreement between Japan and the United States.

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