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Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Monday he has approved the resignation of Deputy Gov. Mitsuo Ageda following allegations that he helped some individuals to be hired as teachers at public schools in the prefecture.

His resignation is expected to affect ongoing negotiations with the central government on the plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within the prefecture despite local opposition. Ageda is a close aide to Onaga and a key representative of the local government.

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