- The Pentagon praises the move as a "significant milestone"
- Regional governor OKs a landfill proposal to permit construction of new military facilities
- Plan would take Futenma air base away from a more populated area
- Actions of U.S. service personnel have made base unpopular with residents
A Japanese governor has approved a measure to allow for the relocation of a controversial U.S. military base on Okinawa, breaking 17 years of stagnation on the base's transfer plan, the governmen