Who is pushing for the base at Henoko?

“Professor Hideki Uemura of Ryutsu Keizai University told the Tokyo Shimbun that the government’s priority in the matter is to satisfy the demands of the United States.”

But the U.S. government claims that the base at Henoko is being built to satisfy the demands of Japan. So which is it?

Also, mentioned in the article, Koji Yabe states that even if the base at Henoko is built, there is no guarantee Futenma Air Base will close.

Here’s a link to the full article:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/26/national/media-national/isle-dispute-russia-tied-base-issues-argues-author-koji-yabe/#.XE1Cxs9Kg6U

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