Regarding the plan to build a Self-Defense Forces facility that will also be used for training of the U.S. Forces in Japan on Mageshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Minister of Defense Kishi will go to the local area in the future based on the opinion of the local governor requesting more noise survey points. He repeated the explanations and expressed his intention to seek cooperation in the plan.
On the 29th, Governor Shioda of Kagoshima Prefecture responded to the survey method of environmental impact assessment presented by the Ministry of Defense over a plan to build a Self-Defense Forces facility that will also be used for training relocation of US forces in Japan on Mageshima, Nishinoomote City, Kagoshima Prefecture. , Submitted an opinion requesting that the number of noise survey points be increased.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Defense Kishi said, "We will carry out investigations based on the written opinion from the governor received this time, and proceed appropriately based on the provisions of the" Environmental Impact Assessment Act. " Said.
After that, he said, "I think it is important to obtain the understanding and cooperation of the local community when developing the facility," and will continue to explain according to the progress of the work and strive to obtain the cooperation of the local community. Was shown.