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Japanese leaders butt heads over Okinawa

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The internal battle continues in Japan over the Futenma Replacement Facility. According to the online edition of The Japan Times a meeting this week between Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka and Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima ended in disagreement. Reportedly during that meeting Tanaka renewed his call for the community to accept the relocation plan in line with a Japan/U.S. accord, which relocates Futenma from Ginowan to the less-populated Henoko Coast.

The Okinawa governor and community however wanted the Marines air base out of Okinawa all together.  The FRF is a critical component for the Marines relocation from Okinawa to Guam to occur.

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