Nago Mayor says panel report will become a big force against new US base

Nago Mayor says panel report will become a big force against new US base

"It will become a very big force to help us,” said Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine of an advisory panel's report tabling legal flaws in the former governor's approval of the landfill in Henoko. On July 16, at Nago City Office.


July 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

An advisory panel has submitted to Govenor Takeshi Onaga its final report tabling legal flaws found in the former governor’s approval of the landfill in Henoko, Nago. The landfill is part of the plan to build a new base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. On July 17, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine remarked; “It will become a very big force to help us towards what we have struggled for [blocking construction of the new U.S. base.]”

Inamine said; “The content of the report was what I had assumed.”

When he was asked what action Governor Onaga should take in response to the report, the mayor said; “It is cancellation or withdrawal of the former governor’s approval of the landfill that Okinawan people have sought. I also expect the same result.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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