The relocation site for the US Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma, where land reclamation work continues, in Nago, Okinawa. Photo: Reuters

US troop relocation out of Okinawa delayed after Japanese base project hits snag

  • Construction of new facility at Oura Bay will take almost four years longer than anticipated, and cost estimate has ballooned to US$23.61 billion
  • Engineers had warned the seabed was ‘as soft as mayonnaise’, but officials pressed ahead anyway, and the base has also become ensnared in political wrangling
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The relocation site for the US Marine Corps’ Air Station Futenma, where land reclamation work continues, in Nago, Okinawa. Photo: Reuters
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