Okinawa Governor Revokes Permission for Construction of U.S. Base

October 13, 2015 10:13 AM

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Okinawa Governor Revokes Permission for Construction of U.S. Base

TOKYO — A long-running political dispute in Japan over the proposed relocation of a United States Marine Corps air base entered new territory on Tuesday, after the governor of Okinawa revoked permission for construction work to take place at the site planned for the facility.

The decision, which central government officials in Tokyo said they would appeal, is the latest setback for a 20-year effort by Japanese and American military planners to move the base, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, from its current location in the middle of a crowded Okinawan city to a less pop...

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