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Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

Sep 20, 2018

Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

The government of Okinawa on Thursday submitted to the local assembly a bill proposing a referendum on the controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. military base within the southern island prefecture. The bill is likely to be approved by the prefectural assembly, where a ...

Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

/ Sep 15, 2018

Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed to 41.7 percent this month, up 3.2 points from August and surpassing the disapproval rate for the first time in seven months, an opinion poll showed Friday. It is the first time the ...