US Tells Okinawa Governor That New Airfield Is Only Solution

June 4, 2015 1:33 AM

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U.S. officials in Washington have told the visiting governor of Okinawa that there is no alternative but to build an airfield for the Marines on his southern Japanese island.

Gov. Takeshi Onaga was elected last November on a platform of opposing construction of the airfield. He is in Washington this week to plead his case.

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