Central government to restart landfill preparation work for U.S. base in Okinawa

Date of Release: 
Oct 28 2015

Japan’s Defense Ministry submitted a notice to the Okinawa prefectural government on Wednesday announcing plans to restart preparatory work on the land reclamation project for the relocation of a U.S. military base.

The ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau plans to start work as early as Thursday to create a storage space for materials necessary for the landfill work off the Henoko coastal area in the city of Nago, informed sources said.

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