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Construction work to remediate land of the West-Futenma US base. In the background the coastline and the city of Chatan. <br />
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On 31 March 2015 the West Futenma housing area on Camp Foster was returned to Okinawa Prefecture implementating agreements to reduce and consolidate land used by the U.S. military. A 20-hectare part of the area is earmarked for a medical division with plans to build a prefecture administered advanced heavy particle cancer therapy facility. The University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine, including the University Hospital, is also scheduled to move from its current location in Nishihara into a new facility to be constructed on the land