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Japan confirms Okinawa to receive promotion subsidy funds

Date Posted: 2007-11-28

The money isnít here yet, but the central government in Tokyo says Okinawa communities will be receiving Northern Okinawa Promotion Funds soon, after having been frozen because of opposition to the Camp Schwab airfield project.
Twelve municipalities and Okinawa Prefecture are earmarked to receive the funds, a portion of •100 billion identified in 2000 to be doled out to northern Okinawa over a ten-year period. The subsidy was frozen because of community objections to the V-shape runway plans envisioned for the new American military airfield designed for Camp Schwab, near Nago City. The airfield is to replace Futenma Marine Corps Air Station in Ginowan City, but the Tokyo government and local leaders havenít seen eye-to-eye on exactly where the runways should be located.
The central government, in concert with American military officials, has designed a V-shape runway pair that would sit on Camp Schwab, but with the runway legs extending into Oura Bay. Nago City and Okinawa Prefecture agree with the plan in principal, but want to runways moved farther out into the bay for safety reasons. The disagreement has stalled progress on the airfield plan, and also led to the subsidy block.
Defense officials say they want to give the money to Okinawa, and in recent weeks have hinted itís coming soon. At the same time, Tokyo continues appealing to Okinawa communities to soften their objections to the current plan.

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