Japan suspends relocation of US air base in Okinawa

(VOVworld) – Japan will suspend a plan to relocate the US air base in Okinawa amid strong opposition from the local authority.


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People protesting the planned relocation of the US military base to Okinawa’s Henoko shout slogans at a rally in front of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence, as a meeting between Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and Abe is holding in Tokyo, April 17, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that until September 9th, the Japanese government would hold in-depth consultations with Okinawa’s authority to resolve disagreements over the relocation.
The plan to relocate US Marines’ Futenma base to Henoko, another region of Okinawa, is part of a security agreement between Japan and the US. The plan, proposed in 1996, has faced strong criticism from local people.

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