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Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga on Monday rescinded an action aimed at blocking the relocation of the Futenma air base within the prefecture, a step crucial to enabling the central government to resume construction work, sources close to the matter said.

Onaga’s decision follows his recent defeat in a lawsuit filed by the central government over the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station from a crowded residential area in Ginowan to the less populated Henoko coastal area of Nago.

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