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Japan Court Rejects Okinawa Move to Block US Base Relocation

A Japanese court ruled Friday that Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga's revocation of a reclamation permit for a U.S. military base on the southern island was illegal, supporting the central government plan to go ahead with the reclamation despite protests by local residents. The decision is the latest development in a legal battle between Okinawa and Tokyo over the relocation plan that has stalled for 20 years.   Okinawa said it will appeal the Fukuoka High Court ruling to the Supreme...

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