Japan court makes decision on Futenma relocation

 

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Japan’s Supreme Court sided on Dec. 21 with the national government in the long-running row over the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps from Futenma Air Station, ruling that the governor of Okinawa Prefecture had acted illegally in revoking his predecessor’s approval of landfill work at the base that is scheduled to be the Marines’ new host facility.

The decision was widely anticipated, in large part because the court had signaled one week earlier that it had no need for further representations from the two sides in . . .

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