Controversial Military Runway Work Begins on Okinawa

Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:26am

Stars and Stripes reports that “work resumed Tuesday on a controversial new U.S. military runway after local opposition shut down the project for 10 months.”

“Workers began preparing to reset floats around the construction area in Oura Bay at Henoko, according to Okinawa Defense Bureau officials.”

“The move came a day Gov. Takeshi Onaga abided by Japanese court rulings and retracted his cancellation order on a landfill permit for the runway. The permit was issued by his predecessor as part of the process of closing Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and relocating it to Camp Schwab.”