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Two villages in Kume to join into one town

Date Posted: 2001-10-13

Gushikawa and Nakazato Village on Kume Island signed an agreement, Friday, stating conditions for the two communitiesí unification on April 1, 2002.

Officials in both villages say they will soon submit required forms to the governor requesting to establish Kume Town after a formal official decision is made by assemblies in both villages.

About two hundred officials from the villages and the prefecture participated in the signing ceremony. The agreement states that the new town office would use the current office of Nakazato Village until a new town office is built within ten years. It also specified that the assembly members of the both villages would hold their seats until November 2003.

Concerning a plan to add fluorine in the drinking water that Gushikawa Village is implementing, the agreement included an article stating that the area where fluorine will be used be limited within Gushikawa Village due to the current argument concerning its safety.

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