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The Japanese government will soon take a countermeasure against the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s recent move to block landfill work for a key U.S. military base transfer within the island prefecture, a central government source said Tuesday.

The central government wants to resume work for the controversial relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to a coastal area by asking the land minister Wednesday at the earliest to invalidate the Okinawa government’s decision, according to the source.

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