March 4, 2016

Abe suspends work on U.S. base relocation on Okinawa

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he has decided to temporarily suspend preliminary work on moving a U.S. Marine Corps base on Okinawa and will resume talks on the contentious relocation plan.

The central government and Okinawa’s prefectural government have been locked in a legal battle over relocating the base, with both sides suing the other. Read more.

Japan Today

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Abe, Okinawa reach court-mediated settlement on base plan - Asahi Shimbun

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