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Three Okinawa city assemblies vote against referendum-related budgets

National Dec 21, 2018

Three Okinawa city assemblies vote against referendum-related budgets

The assemblies of three cities in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday voted down their respective draft supplementary budgets including funds to cover costs for administrative work related to a planned prefectural referendum on a U.S. base relocation plan. The three cities are Ginowan, Okinawa and Uruma. ...

Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

National 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 ...

Irish emigrants set to flock home for key vote on abortion

World / Politics Apr 30, 2018

Irish emigrants set to flock home for key vote on abortion

Christine Howell planned to spend two years straight traveling and working in Australia from her arrival in Melbourne last December without breaking her trip to return home to Ireland. The timing felt right. Howell, 27, had qualified as an optician but wasn't ready to settle. ...