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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 ...

Work at planned Okinawa U.S. base site to start in August

Jun 13, 2018

Work at planned Okinawa U.S. base site to start in August

The government said Tuesday it will start earth-filling work on Aug. 17 at a planned U.S. military base site in Okinawa Prefecture. The Defense Ministry's Okinawa Defense Bureau notified the prefectural government of the scheduled work in Nago in the Henoko coastal area, the relocation ...