Abe, Okinawa Governor Meet Over Base Relocation

Abe, Okinawa Governor meet over base relocation

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has demanded that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspend landfill work for the relocation of a US military base within the southern prefecture. The prime minister asked the governor for his understanding of the relocation project, while agreeing to continue dialogue with the prefecture.

Abe met with Tamaki on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City, to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Okinawa Governor Says He Will Never Give Up.

Okinawa governor says he will never give up.

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki says he will take countermeasures against the landfill work the government started on Friday to build a new US military base along the coast of Henoko.

The government is moving ahead with its controversial plan to relocate a US military base within the prefecture, despite the opposition voters showed in September's gubernatorial election.

Okinawa Governor Planning Referendum In Early 2019

Okinawa governor planning referendum in early 2019

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki is planning to hold a referendum early next year on a plan to relocate a US air base within the prefecture.

The prefecture announced an ordinance on October 31st calling for a referendum on reclaiming the coastal area of Henoko in Nago city to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. It said the vote will be held within 6 months, or by the end of April.

Okinawa Governor Visits Ny, Opposes Base Relocation

Okinawa governor visits NY, opposes base relocation

The governor of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture delivered a speech in New York on Sunday, calling for support to block the relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.

About 140 people, including those who hail from Okinawa, attended Denny Tamaki's speech at New York University.

Okinawa Governor Seeks Dialogue With Govt.

Okinawa governor seeks dialogue with govt.

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki says he has again called on the central government to hold talks about the relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.

Tamaki's remarks come a day after land minister Keiichi Ishii issued an injunction to allow reclamation work necessary for the relocation. The decision effectively suspended the Okinawa Prefecture's revocation of a landfill permit to construct a new base for the relocation.

Okinawa Governor Denounces Tokyo's Move

Okinawa governor denounces Tokyo's move

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has denounced the central government's latest action to resume work to move a US military base in the southern Japanese prefecture.

In August, Okinawa revoked a landfill permit for building the facility to replace the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.

Okinawa's New Governor Meets Prime Minister Abe

Okinawa's new governor meets Prime Minister Abe

The new governor of Okinawa in southern Japan has asked the prime minister to launch new talks on a plan to relocate a US military base in the prefecture.

Denny Tamaki met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo on Friday. The meeting was their first since Tamaki was elected last month.

Thousands Pay Respects To Former Okinawa Governor

Thousands pay respects to former Okinawa governor

Thousands of people have paid their respects to former Okinawa governor Takeshi Onaga, who died of cancer at the age of 67 in August.

Onaga called for easing Okinawa's burden of hosting US military bases. His top priority was stopping the state's plan to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to Nago City in the prefecture.

New Okinawa Governor Takes Office

New Okinawa governor takes office

Denny Tamaki has taken office as governor of Okinawa Prefecture after he campaigned to stop a plan to build a new US military base in the southern prefecture.

Tamaki won the vote on September 30th to choose the new governor following the death of Governor Takeshi Onaga in August.

Tamaki Wins Okinawa Governor Poll

Tamaki wins Okinawa governor poll

Voters in Okinawa have chosen Denny Tamaki as their next governor. The former Lower House lawmaker has won Sunday's election.

Tamaki opposes the central government's plan to move a US military base within the prefecture.

Tamaki Projected To Win Okinawa Governor Poll

Tamaki projected to win Okinawa governor poll

Voters in Okinawa appear to have chosen Denny Tamaki as their next governor. NHK projects the former Lower House lawmaker will win Sunday's election.

Tamaki opposes the central government's plan to move a US military base within the prefecture.

Okinawa Governor Campaigning Starts

Okinawa governor campaigning starts

Official campaigning has begun in the race for governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa. It comes just over a month after the death of previous Governor Takeshi Onaga.

The candidates are expected to discuss the controversial plan to relocate an American military base within the prefecture, as well as how to revitalize Okinawa's economy.

Okinawa Governor Campaigning Kicks Off

Okinawa governor campaigning kicks off

Official campaigning has begun in the race for governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa. It comes just over a month after the death of previous Governor Takeshi Onaga.

The candidates are expected to discuss the controversial plan to relocate an American military base within the prefecture, as well as how to revitalize Okinawa's economy.

Saga Governor Accepts Osprey Deployment

Saga Governor accepts Osprey deployment

The governor of Saga Prefecture in western Japan has accepted a Defense Ministry plan to deploy more than a dozen Osprey transport aircraft at an airport it operates.

Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi announced the decision on Friday after meeting with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in the prefecture.