[Extra] Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga announces one-month suspension of Henoko relocation work

August 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a press conference on August 4, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the government will suspend all work relating to the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko for one month, from August 10 to September 9. During this period, the national government and the Okinawa prefectural government will engage in intensive deliberation regarding the base relocation. He further announced that the Okinawa prefectural government will be permitted to enter the temporary restricted area off the coast of Camp Schwab in order to conduct a survey of environmental damage. At the press conference, Suga stated, “We want to thoroughly explain once more the government’s view on the elimination of the danger of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the Henoko relocation, as well as our efforts to reduce Okinawa’s burden in a tangible way.”

[Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition]

(Translation by T&CT and Sandi Aritza)

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