Governor Onaga to set up investigation team on former governor’s approval of Henoko landfill

Governor Onaga to set up investigation team on former governor’s approval of Henoko landfill

Okinawa Governor Takashi Onaga gave a joint interview to media at Okinawa Prefectural Government Office building on December 22.


December 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga gave an interview to media outlets at the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) Office building on December 22. Onaga said he would set up a team to look into the Henoko landfill approval by former Governor Hirokazu Nakaima. The team will be set up by the middle of January at the latest.

He also said, “I would like to visit the United States after April because we will be busy before and after the February regular meeting, in which we will discuss the budget bill for the fiscal year of 2015.” He went on to say, “I would like swiftly to allocate an OPG official to reside in Washington. It is important to collect information and analyze it to make visiting the United States effective.”

Onaga said, “I would like to visit Tokyo to meet the ministers related to Okinawa affairs including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on December 25 and 26.” He continued, “I intend to inform them of Okinawan people’s will to oppose the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko.”

(English translation by T&CT)

Go to Japanese

Share on Facebook0Share on Google+1Tweet about this on Twitter0
 


Previous Article:
Next Article:

[Similar Articles]