Okinawa asks Japan to inspect Camp Schwab for human remains
December 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
In the regular meeting of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on December 3, Takeshi Kinjo of the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) said there is a high possibility that the remains of those who died in what used to be Ourasaki camp, which is currently located in Camp Schwab, have not been collected. Kinjo said he is reaching out to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to inspect the site.
After collecting related documents, and carrying out a hearing of those who survived, the OPG suspects the remains to have been buried in the Henoko ammunition storage area. In November, the OPG asked the ministry to inspect the area.
According to the OPG, a specific plan for investigation has not yet been concluded. If the OPG reaches an official agreement with the ministry to carry out the investigation in the area, it also needs to work with the Ministry of Defense and the U.S. military.
(English translation by T&CT)
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