17 March 2017

News Story: Okinawa governor threatens to file injunction against Henoko base construction work

NAHA -- Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said on March 16 that he was considering filing an injunction against the central government's construction work to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to the Henoko area in Nago in the prefecture.

He stated he would take legal action if the central government were to continue with construction work to relocate the U.S. base to Henoko in April and thereafter. He made the statement after the central government informed the Okinawa Prefectural Government of its decision not to refile an application with the local government for permission for work that involves destroying rocks and stones in the sea off Henoko, which expires at the end of March.

Onaga said that if he filed the injunction, he would also file a temporary injunction demanding the government suspend the overall construction work.

Read the full story at The Mainichi