Decision on Futenma Relocation Unlikely Until at Least 2011


Satoshi Ogawa
The Daily Yomiuri
August 21, 2010

It has become almost certain that essential details of the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture will remain unresolved until at least 2011, as the Japanese and U.S. governments have basically agreed to abandon the Aug. 31 deadline they set earlier.

The two governments agreed Thursday on the outline of a report–to be released by working-level experts from both countries by the end of this month–regarding an exact location for the Futenma replacement facility and the design of its runway, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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For additional information on this issue, please refer to the following reports:

Japan, US To Announce Futenma Base Talks’ Outcome On Aug 30,  August 20, 2010

Film Shows Japan-U.S. Security Rows from Artists’ Viewpoints The Mainichi Daily News, August 21, 2010

Japan, U.S. Arranging Kan-Obama Summit in N.Y. The Japan Times Online, August 22, 2010