Battle About U.s. Base In Okinawa Likely Making A Beeline For Court Again


Fight over U.S. base in Okinawa likely going to court again

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga announced he will play what could be his last card in the fight to keep the focal government from building another U.S. army installation in the prefecture.

Onaga's turn - withdrawing his predecessor's endorsement of the focal government's property recovery extend off the Henoko locale of Nago- - will be met with countermeasures that will again likely take the question to court.

Onaga made the declaration at a challenge before Camp Schwab in Henoko on March 25, his first participation at the long-running rally outside the U.S. military base.

The new air station, which will assume control over the elements of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan in Okinawa Prefecture, is required to wind up some portion of Camp Schwab.

"Using each methods accessible, I will withdraw (the endorsement) without fail," Onaga said at the rally. "Our fight to hinder another base at Henoko will enter another stage. Okinawa's new fight will start from now."

About 3,500 individuals went to the dissent, as indicated by the organizer.

"The withdrawal is the greatest and the last trump card (for Onaga)," said a high-positioning authority of the Okinawa prefectural government.

If Onaga withdraws the endorsement, the recovery work will briefly stop.

However, the focal government can take countermeasures like the ones it utilized after Onaga invalidated the endorsement for the recovery work in October 2015.

The Defense Ministry could counter by applying to the land service for a suspension of the execution of the representative's retraction.

The focal government could independently educate Onaga to pull back his withdrawal of the endorsement. On the off chance that Onaga declines to go along, Tokyo can record a claim with a high court to pull back the withdrawal over the leader of the governor.

A senior authority of the focal government said serenely, "We will just continue with the recovery work."

The Supreme Court decided in December 2016 that Onaga's invalidation of the endorsement for the recovery work was illicit, and it cancelled the nullification.

There are contrasts amongst invalidation and withdrawal of an endorsement in legitimate terms.

Approval can be invalidated when there are issues with the endorsement itself.

A withdrawal is a measure taken when the association completing the venture has submitted genuine control infringement or brought on issues after the endorsement was given.

The focal government is the association in the Henoko migration project.

The Okinawa prefectural government headed by Onaga's antecedent allowed the focal government to squash reefs for the recovery work. That authorization is booked to lapse toward the finish of this month.

If the focal government keeps on pulverizing reefs after the close date, Onaga arrangements to see the go about as a genuine run infringement, and withdraw the approval.

(This article was accumulated from reports by Go Katono and Masahiro Iwao.)