Trying to block the George Washington

Japanese file appeal against US aircraft carrier

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese seeking to block a nuclear-powered U.S. warship from being permanently based in Japan took their lawsuit to a higher court Monday.

The latest move by the 248 plaintiffs follows the May 12 rejection by a district court of their lawsuit demanding a halt to harbor work to accommodate the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which is scheduled to be based at Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, starting August.

This will continue for, oh, I don’t know…Sixty years? More?