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A plan in the mid-1960s to build a large base off the coast of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, was approved by a top U.S. military official, according to a declassified U.S. document obtained by Kyodo News.

The document suggests that half a century ago, the U.S. military had already set its eyes on constructing a base in Henoko’s coastal area, which is now at the center of the standoff between the central government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government over the relocation of the Futenma base.

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