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Elephant Cage landowners now complain of conditions

Date Posted: 2007-08-02

The Elephant Cage, a US military communications facility in Yomitan’s Sobe area, was closed, and was to be turned back to the original landowners July 31st.

The land owners are now demanding the Japanese government clean up that land before they accept it. The U.S. government removed all communications antennas and equipment, and the two governments cleared the land. That’s not enough, the owners say. “Please return it to us as it was before, normal land.”

The owners contend there are ditches, some two meters deep, still on the property, and they say “we can’t use it as it is now. We don’t want to get the land as it is now.” They have told the Naha Self Defense Agency they want the soil removed and the ditches filled in. The land owners association chairman, Haruo Chibana, has appealed to the Self Defense Agency, saying “covering the ditches would cost too much for us. Please make it as it was before.” Chibana reminded the Self Defense Agency it had promised land owners it would clear the land, fill it appropriately as original land, and haul away excess soil.

The Naha Self Defense Agency has not responded to Chibana’s request made Monday. That bothers Chibana, who says “all land owners are now upset because of the ditches and piles of soil. We can’t use it, because it has been used as military land.” He says the government should take responsibility and return it in proper condition.

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