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Defense bureau starts removing buildings within Camp Schwab in Henoko to build a new air base

Defense bureau starts removing buildings within Camp Schwab in Henoko to build a new air base

July 2, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 1, the Okinawa Defense Bureau began bulldozing buildings within Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, to construct an alternative facility for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Prior to demolition work commencing, the defense bureau submitted a notification form with the Okinawa Government Office based on the Okinawa Prefecture Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance on June 30. According to the notification, the construction includes part of the planned...

 

Nago city council asks governments to cancel expanding restricted US-military sea area in Henoko

June 26, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 25, Nago City Council adopted a written opinion opposing the expansion of the restricted military area into local fishing watersnear the planned relocation site for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Henko, Nago. The city council also resolved to...

Government to expand restricted area for fishing two kilometers off the coast of Henoko

Government to expand restricted area for fishing two kilometers off the coast of Henoko

May 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government will expand the restricted area for fishing near the planned relocation site for Futenma Air Base.

The government regulates fishing in the water surrounding the relocation site at Henoko based on the Restriction on Operation of Fishing Vessels...

Nago Mayor conveys his opposition to Henoko relocation to U.S. government

Nago Mayor conveys his opposition to Henoko relocation to U.S. government

May 21, 2014 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine met Peter Hemsch, the deputy director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. State Department on May 19. The mayor conveyed his intention to oppose the plan to relocate U.S. Marine...

Nago City asks the Okinawa Defence Bureau to resubmit applications for Henoko relocation

May 9, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 8, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine announced his municipal government had sent the Okinawa Defense...

Government to start Henoko landfill before gubernatorial election this fall

May 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government plans to fast-track the start of major landfill work for the replacement Futenma air base in Henoko, Nago to before this year’s prefectural election in November. Construction work on the Marine Corps Futenma Air Station was previously scheduled...

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