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Permits Canceled for New US Airbase on Japan's Okinawa Island

The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa has followed through with a promise to revoke permits for construction of a new U.S. air base on the island, setting up a possible legal showdown with the central government in Tokyo. Takeshi Onaga announced the move Tuesday, a month after he said his government would take the action after discovering "defects" in the original permits issued by his predecessor. Onaga was elected late last year on a campaign pledge to...

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