Gov’t to Set up Panel to Ease Burden on Okinawa


The Mainchi Daily News (Kyodo)
September 7, 2010

The government plans to set up a panel, probably later this month, to discuss with the Okinawa prefectural government how to ease the burden on the prefecture from the concentrated presence of U.S. military bases, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

The central government is planning to establish the panel due to strong local opposition to the Japan-U.S. agreement on the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station within the prefecture, the sources said.

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EDITORIAL: Futenma relocation plan  Asahi Shimbun, August 5, 2010