メインメニューをとばして、このページの本文エリアへ

米軍普天間飛行場移設 辺野古の新たな海域に土砂投入開始

音声を聞いてみよう

WORDS 単語をチェック

landfill
埋め立て(後出 reclamation も同意、reclaim は埋め立てる)
off ~
~沖の(後出 waters は海域、写真説明の coastal は沿岸の)
Defense Ministry's Okinawa Defense Bureau
防衛省沖縄防衛局
replace ~
(ここでは)~を移転させる(後出 relocation と transfer は移転)
U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Fute-nma
米海兵隊普天間飛行場
on the heels of ~
~の後に続いて
blatant
露骨な
defiance of ~
~の公然たる無視
referendum
県民投票のこと
voter
投票者
Gov.
(= governor)知事
plea
嘆願
pour
投入する
seawall
護岸
account for ~
~を占める
stretch
広がる
【写真説明】underway
進行中の
The coastal area of Henoko in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, is seen on March 25, as landfill work is underway. (Mainichi)

Landfill work starts in new area off Henoko   

NAHA -- The Defense Ministry's Okinawa Defense Bureau on March 25 began land reclamation work in a new section of waters off the Henoko district of Nago for the construction of a base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

The move comes on the heels of landfill work that started in a separate section of waters in December, and in blatant defiance of the outcome of a Feb. 24 referendum in which more than 70 percent of voters rejected the landfill work.

While Okinawa Gov. Tamaki Denny has asked Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to stop the relocation work, the central government has refused the pleas and is expanding areas to be reclaimed for the base transfer.

The national government intends to pour soil into a 33-hectare section of waters surrounded by seawalls. The section lies west of the 6.3-hectare area of waters into which the government began pouring soil on Dec. 14. The ministry plans to complete work in the area by the end of August 2020.

Once completed, the two sections will account for one-fourth of the entire reclamation area, which stretches across roughly 160 hectares.

[本文‐188 words]

週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリー4月6日号

おすすめ記事

広告
毎日新聞のアカウント
ピックアップ
話題の記事

アクセスランキング

毎時01分更新

  1. 嵐・松本さん、KAT-TUN亀梨さん炊き出しで被災地激励 千葉・館山

  2. 滝沢秀明社長ら台風被害の千葉でボランティア YOSHIKIは1000万円寄付(スポニチ)

  3. 小山慶一郎 情報番組復帰 10月からTOKYO MX「バラいろダンディ」(スポニチ)

  4. 水川あさみさんと窪田正孝さんが結婚「にぎやかで面白い家庭を」

  5. ORICON NEWS AAA西島隆弘が千葉県で復興支援 物資の搬送や写真撮影にも応じる

今週のおすすめ