• Kyodo


Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki held talks Tuesday with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, urging him to scrap a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. air base within the southern prefecture, days ahead of the 50th anniversary of its reversion to Japan.

The governor handed Kishida a set of proposals at the prime minister’s office, which also said a decades-old pact defining the rights of U.S. forces and their personnel in Japan should be reviewed.

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