Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says he would like to build U.S.-Japanese relations with a focus on the future. Japanese media are reporting Hatoyama made that comment to President Barack Obama during a recent phone conversation.
The U-S maintains that relations with Japan are key to important regional and global issues.
According to the state department the U-S will not revisit the painstakingly negotiated deal with Japan regarding the Marines Relocation from Okinawa to Guam. Mr. Hatoyama however has called for a review of the agreement.