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U.S., Japan to keep U.S. military base in Okinawa

U.S., Japan to keep U.S. military base in Okinawa

Washington and Tokyo agreed yesterday to keep a contentious U.S. Marine base in the southern island of Okinawa, reaffirming the importance of their security alliance amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.
In a joint statement, the two allies agreed to move the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, in a less crowded, northern part of the island. The decision is broadly in line with a 2006 deal forged with the previous, conservative Tokyo government, but represents a broken campaign promise on the part of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.


Updated : 2021-04-19 15:19 GMT+08:00