Japan—Okinawa OKs Coral Relocation Project After Court Ruling

Asahi Shimbun | 07/30/2021

The Okinawa government has granted a permit for a coral relocation project that is part of work to shift U.S. forces on the island to a new base, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo). On July 28, the prefecture issued the conditional permit to the Japanese Defense Ministry for the project to move 40,000 coral colonies from waters near the planned facility in the Henoko district of Nago city. The U.S. is building the new air base to accommodate forces currently assigned to Marine Corps...

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