Defense Minister and US Marine Corps general commander talk "steadily move Henoko" August 20, 16:15

Defense Minister Iwaya met with General Burger, who was appointed to the top of the US Marine Corps last month, at the Ministry of Defense, and confirmed that the US military Futenma base in Okinawa was steadily moving to Henoko, Nago City.

Last month, General Burger, who was head of the US Marine Corps, visited Japan from 19th and met with Defense Minister Iwaya at the Ministry of Defense on the 20th.

Among them, Defense Minister Iwaya said, “We have been cooperating with the US Marine Corps in improving the capabilities of the Self-Defense Forces amphibious operations and education and training for transport aircraft Osprey. I ask for your understanding and cooperation. "

In response to this, General Burger said, “The Self-Defense Forces are both in training and operations, and I can take care of my life. I responded.

And they confirmed that the US military Futenma base in Okinawa would steadily move to Henoko, Nago City, and that it would respond in a coordinated manner to North Korea, which repeatedly fires short-range ballistic missiles. did.