referred to as the Futenma Replacement Facility
The Pentagon said in a statement that Hagel "expressed appreciation for the Government of Japan's efforts in securing approval of the landfill permit request to construct the Futenma Replacement Facility
at Camp Schwab-Henoko Bay, and endorsed a forward-looking revision of the U.
That occurred when the landfill permit for the Futenma Replacement Facility
Its implementation in concert with moving ahead on the Futenma replacement facility
will ensure we maintain the right mix of capabilities in the region as we reduce our footprint on Okinawa and strengthen this alliance for the future," he said.
Forces Japan in Yokota; and Defense Policy Review Initiative Futenma Replacement Facility
, CTF 76 and III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) in Okinawa.
In this context, the four ministers reiterated the ongoing mutual commitment to complete the agreements on the realignment of American troops in Japan, including constructing the Futenma Replacement Facility
in Okinawa and relocating US Marines to Guam.
After six years of paralysis, the United States and Japan officially adjusted the policy in April 2012 by "de-linking" the transfer of marines with progress on the Futenma Replacement Facility
Although Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has pledged to make tangible progress on the Futenma Replacement Facility
, my meetings with senior DPJ officials cast doubt on that promise.
The defense chief said that ''absent resolution of the Futenma replacement facility
issue, our troops aren't coming out of Okinawa, land is not being returned to the Okinawans, and we have to sort of start all over again.
Therefore, the conclusion was reached that the MCAS Futenma replacement facility
had to be within Okinawa Prefecture.
and Japanese experts on the technical details of the planned Futenma replacement facility
, the two countries said they will continue talks on flight routes to and from the replacement site.
agree on technical details such as location and construction methods for Futenma replacement facility