BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) Comprehensive Japanese media news, September 8, Okinawa Prefecture Governor Yucheng Danny protested the type of U.S. military re-flight accident aircraft stationed in Japan, and said that he would go to the United States in October to participate in a public hearing to express his views.
According to reports, on August 27, a CH-53E large transport helicopter belonging to Futenma Base crashed from the air while training above the sea in eastern Okinawa.
After the accident, the Okinawa Prefecture Government asked the US military in Japan to stop the aircraft type and investigate the cause of the accident on September 4. However, on September 7, the U.S. military in Japan again conducted flight training involving the same type of helicopter at Futenma Base. Okinawa Prefecture Governor Yucheng Dani expressed strong dissatisfaction with this.
Reported that Yucheng 8, said that the U. S. military did not explain the cause of the accident, and how to prevent similar accidents, unilateral re-flight accident aircraft, such an attitude intolerable.
He also said that he seriously questioned the party consciousness of the Japanese government, which should have asked the US military to stop the aircraft, and said that he deeply regretted the series of reactions of the US military and the Japanese government.
It is also reported that Yucheng gave a speech in Osaka on the 8th. In his speech, he first expressed the opposition of the Okinawan people to the relocation of Futenma Airport, and said that he would visit the United States in October, when he planned to express his views on the occasions of the United States Defense Authorization Act Public Hearing, and appealed to the U.S. military to listen to the voices of the people around the base.
In addition, he also hoped that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could have a dialogue with Okinawa public representatives to solve the problems of base relocation.
In 1996, the Japanese and American governments agreed to change the U.S. Army Futenma Base to a new site in Okinawa County, that is, to relocate from Yiyewan City to Bianyegu City, Nagomo City. However, people in Okinawa County have been troubled by crimes, crashes, high-altitude objects and noise harassment of the US military stationed in Japan for many years. They are angry that the new site of Putian Base is still in Okinawa County. They have repeatedly asked for the complete closure of the base or the relocation of it outside the county.
Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026