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沖縄県が引き続き政府と連携し、米軍普天間飛行場の県内移設にも含みを残す――>>
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沖縄県民の意志は、県外移設で一致しています。伊波氏との違いは国外移設か県外移設(国外含む)かの違いだけです。普天間移設を熱望しているのは土地を買い占めている議員さんだけじゃないでしょうか^^。
読売新聞社はどうもこれらの議員さんたちの味方みたいです。
この記事を掲載したのは、英語の学習のためです。他意はありません。
(スラチャイ記)

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Nov. 30, 2010)
Govt must push ahead with Futenma accord
沖縄知事再選 普天間移設の前進を追求せよ(11月29日付・読売社説)

In Sunday's Okinawa gubernatorial election, voters opted for continued cooperation with the central government in resolving the Futenma base relocation issue, thereby leaving a slim chance that the base will be relocated within the prefecture.
 沖縄県が引き続き政府と連携し、米軍普天間飛行場の県内移設にも含みを残す――。それが県民の選択だった。

Incumbent Hirokazu Nakaima was reelected governor by beating former Ginowan Mayor Yoichi Iha--who advocated relocating the base outside the country--and another candidate.
 沖縄県知事選で、現職の仲井真弘多知事が再選された。米軍普天間飛行場の国外移設を主張していた新人の伊波洋一・前宜野湾市長は及ばなかった。

However, we are not holding our breath for swift progress in implementing the Japan-U.S. agreement reached in May that calls for relocating the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station to the Henoko district of Nago. This is because Nakaima wants the base moved outside the prefecture and the incumbent Nago mayor opposes its relocation to his city.
 これで、普天間飛行場を名護市辺野古に移設するとした5月の日米合意の早期進展が期待できるわけではない。知事は県外移設を求めているうえ、名護市長も受け入れに反対しているからだ。

Nakaima will not be able to simply dismiss the wishes of nearly 300,000 prefectural residents who voted for Iha, who campaigned on promises to slash the burden placed on the prefecture as a host of U.S. bases.
 知事は、基地負担の大幅軽減を求めて伊波氏に投票した多数の県民への配慮も求められよう。

Had Iha been elected, the situation would have been dire. Iha might have stuck to his demands that the base be relocated outside the country, which would make it more likely the Futenma base would remain stuck where it is for years and continue to endanger the safety of people living nearby.
 仮に伊波氏が当選していれば、事態は深刻だった。非現実的な国外移設に固執し、普天間飛行場は現在の危険な状態のまま長期間固定化する恐れがあった。

Until last year, Nakaima had supported a plan to relocate the Futenma base to Henoko. Even now, he has not specifically stated he objects to its relocation within the prefecture. He has spoken of his intention to hold negotiations with the central government.
 仲井真知事は昨年まで辺野古移設を支持し、今も県内移設への反対は明言していない。政府との協議に応じる意向も示している。

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Start leaning on Nakaima

We think the Kan administration should hold talks repeatedly with Nakaima to convince the governor that the Futenma relocation must go ahead in line with the Japan-U.S. agreement.
 菅政権は、仲井真知事との対話を重ね、日米合意へ理解を得るよう最大限の努力をすべきだ。

To this end, the government needs to present concrete measures for promoting and developing the region and for using the sites of U.S. military facilities after the Futenma base is relocated and 8,000 U.S. marines stationed in Okinawa Prefecture are transferred to Guam. The prefecture's excessive burden in hosting U.S. bases also must be reduced.
 そのためには、普天間飛行場の移設や在沖縄海兵隊8000人のグアム移転後の米軍施設の跡地利用や地域振興で、具体的な将来展望を示すことが重要だ。沖縄の過重な基地負担の一層の軽減を追求することも必要となろう。

The deterrent provided by U.S. forces stationed in Japan has become all the more important following two recent incidents--the September collisions of a Chinese trawler with two Japan Coast Guard patrol boats near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, and North Korea's artillery attack on South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island last week.
 尖閣諸島沖の中国漁船衝突事件や北朝鮮による韓国・延坪島(ヨンピョンド)砲撃で、在日米軍の抑止力の重要性は増している。

During their Nov. 13 summit meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Naoto Kan agreed the prime minister would visit the United States next spring, and that a joint document on deepening the bilateral alliance would be issued during his visit. To make this document meaningful, the government must make some progress in resolving the Futenma relocation.
 今月13日の日米首脳会談では、来年春の菅首相の訪米と日米同盟深化に関する共同文書の発表で合意した。この文書を意味のあるものにするには、普天間問題の一定の前進が不可欠だ。

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Kan's resolve doubtful

However, the Kan administration has been twiddling its thumbs on this issue.
 ところが、菅政権は、あまりに普天間問題に無為無策だった。

In previous Okinawa gubernatorial and Nago mayoral elections, Liberal Democratic Party-led governments threw their unreserved support behind candidates who supported the government's Futenma relocation plan. In the campaign for Sunday's election, however, the Democratic Party of Japan tacitly approved its Diet members' support of Iha.
 自民党政権は、過去の沖縄県知事選や名護市長選で、普天間移設に理解を示す候補を全力で支援してきた。民主党は今回、沖縄選出の党所属国会議員らが伊波氏を応援するのを黙認した。

We have doubts over whether Kan is determined to implement the Japan-U.S. agreement on the Futenma relocation and bolster the bilateral alliance.
 菅首相が、本当に日米合意を実現し、同盟を深化させる気があるのか、疑わしい。

The Futenma issue has gone through 14 years of twists and turns. The previous DPJ-led administration last year put back on the drawing board the practical, feasible Henoko relocation agreement the LDP-led government hammered out with Washington. This aggravated the government's relations with the United States and Okinawa local governments.
 普天間問題は、14年間に及ぶ曲折を経てきた。昨年、ようやく現実味を帯びてきた辺野古移設をいったん白紙に戻し、米国、沖縄双方との関係を悪化させたのは民主党政権である。

The Kan administration has a heavy responsibility to push ahead with the Japan-U.S. accord on Futenma's relocation, no matter how difficult it may be.
 どんなに困難でも、菅政権は、日米合意を前に進めるという重い責任を負っている。

(From The Yomiuri Shimbun, Nov. 29, 2010)
(2010年11月29日01時47分 読売新聞)
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by kiyoshimat | 2010-11-30 07:41 | 英字新聞

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