Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga urged new Okinawa affairs chief Teru Fukui to reduce the U.S. military’s giant presence in the prefecture as the pair met for the first time at the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s headquarters in Naha.

Onaga submitted written requests to Fukui demanding that the central government abandon its plans to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma north to Henoko and do more to prevent accidents involving U.S. aircraft.

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