Governor Tamagusuku of Okinawa Prefecture will approve the application for the transplantation of coral at the planned landfill site off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, which the government has applied for regarding the relocation plan of the U.S. military Futenma base in Okinawa. Clarified the policy.

This is a response after the prefecture's defeat was confirmed in a trial that was in dispute with the country.

Regarding the transplantation of coral in the planned landfill site off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling this month in a trial that Okinawa Prefecture was instructed to permit the transplantation by the government, saying that it was illegal. The prefectural defeat has been confirmed.

In response to this, Governor Tamaki of Okinawa Prefecture held a press conference on the afternoon of the 28th, and in accordance with the final judgment of the judiciary, decided to allow the application for coral transplantation submitted by the Okinawa Defense Bureau with multiple conditions. I made it clear.

As a condition for permitting transplantation, in order to increase the survival rate of the coral, avoid the period of high water temperature and breeding season, and consider that the typhoon season may damage the transplanted coral. I'm asking you to choose.

Furthermore, even after transplanting coral, we request that follow-up observations be conducted approximately once a week, and that each time a photograph of the site be attached and reported to the prefecture.

On the other hand, soft ground was found in the sea area where reclamation is planned, and the Okinawa Defense Bureau applied to the prefecture for design changes necessary for improvement last April, and the prefecture's response is the focus.

At a press conference, Governor Tamaki said, "If the entire reclamation work cannot be completed, such as when it becomes impossible to improve the soft ground, the permit may be revoked."