On the 2nd, the Okinawa Defense Bureau requested the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to cancel the withdrawal of permission for coral transplantation work over the relocation work of the U.S. military Futenma base off the coast of Henoko, Nago City. I made a request for examination.

On the 28th of last month, Okinawa Prefecture permitted the transplantation of coral in the sea area where it is scheduled to be reclaimed, with multiple conditions such as avoiding the time when the water temperature is high, due to the relocation work of Futenma base off the coast of Henoko, Nago city. ..

However, since the Okinawa Defense Bureau started work the next day, the prefecture withdrew the permit because it did not comply with the conditions, and the work was suspended.

In response, the Ministry of Defense filed a request for examination and suspension of execution of the withdrawal from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the 2nd.

The reasons for the allegation are that the transplant work of the Defense Bureau was properly carried out based on the advice of experts and that the prefecture withdrew without hearing from the Defense Bureau.

This time, the day after the prefecture approved it, the prefecture strongly opposed the fact that the Defense Bureau immediately started the transplant work, and the conflict between the prefecture and the country is deepening over the relocation.

Governor Tamaki "Insist on the legitimacy of the prefecture"

Governor Tamaki of Okinawa Prefecture told reporters, "The prefecture has revoked the permit disposition because it is necessary for the protection and cultivation of fishery resources, and we believe that it was an appropriate response based on relevant laws and regulations. , I will insist on the legitimacy of such a prefecture to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. "

On the other hand, when withdrawing, Okinawa Prefecture said that it did not hear from the Okinawa Defense Bureau. Since it was expected to end, it was decided that it was urgently necessary to cancel it in the public interest based on the Administrative Procedure Act. "