Why Okinawa’s governor says US Marine air base should move after referendum rejection

Marine Corps Times: The governor of Okinawa in southern Japan pushed Friday for three-way talks involving his prefecture, the central government and the U.S. on what steps to take following a referendum that rejected a relocation plan for an American military base.

The referendum is not legally binding but Gov. Denny Tamaki stressed that it must be respected as indicating the will of the people of Okinawa. He said that dialogue is key to reaching a solution.

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