Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane "evaluates" the first meeting between the top of the local government in the Oi River basin and the president of JR Central over the construction of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which Shizuoka Prefecture has not approved. After that, he continued to request the company to respond politely.

While Shizuoka Prefecture did not approve the start of construction work in the prefecture due to concerns about the impact of water resources such as the Oi River over the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, on September 18, with the top of nine cities and towns in the basin, The first meeting was held by President Shin Kaneko of JR Central.

Regarding this, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 21st, "I would like to positively appreciate the first frank exchange of opinions in this way."

After that, he said, "I think it is very important to get the understanding and cooperation of the local people. I would like to give guidance so that JR Central will deal with the local residents in good faith." , Showed the idea of ​​seeking a polite response.