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Govt mulls modified Futenma relocation plan
Some government officials are considering an option to modify the existing relocation plan for a U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa Prefecture, agreed upon between Japan and the United States in 2006, to break the deadlock over the issue, according to Japanese government sources.
Under the current plan, the functions of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station will be relocated to a seashore area of U.S. forces' Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago in the prefecture.
As it is thought to be nearly impossible to resolve the issue by the end of next month, as pledged by Prime Minister Yukio …