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Deputy prime minister insists that maintenance and repair of Futenma Air Station is necessary

Deputy prime minister insists that maintenance and repair of Futenma Air Station is necessary

March 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada, who visited Okinawa for the first time since he was appointed, met Ginowan mayor Atsushi Sakima in the municipal office on March 17. Okada insisted that maintenance and repair work on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is necessary in order to continue using the base, saying, “The more run down the facilities become, the more likely it is that accidents will occur.” In that context, Okada tried to obtain the...

 
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