Extra edition:Okinawa Governor Onaga dies

Extra edition:Okinawa Governor Onaga dies

August 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga died at a hospital in Urasoe City at 6:43 p.m. on August 8 at the age of 67. Onaga had been receiving treatments since his surgery for pancreatic cancer in April.

Onaga had pledged to block new base construction in Henoko, Nago, and has the highest prefectural popularity rating among the former governors. He had come into conflict with the central government, which promotes the plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko.

(English translation by T&CT)


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