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Okinawa Governor Orders Halt to US Base Relocation

The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa has ordered a suspension to all work at the site where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated. Governor Takeshi Onaga said Monday that a concrete block thrown into the sea for a drilling survey had damaged a coral reef. In Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihida Suga told a news conference that it is not possible that the work be suspended, because it is taking place after Okinawa already agreed to it. Anti-base Onaga...

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