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Newly elected Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki said Sunday that the Japanese government’s plan to replace a key U.S. military base within the prefecture is opposed to the will of local residents.

In a speech at New York University, he said he was elected as governor in September on a platform of blocking the plan but that the Japanese government “is forcing the relocation” against the will of people in Okinawa.

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