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Japan leader mulling relocation decision

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - Japan's prime minister may wait until May 2010 before making a decision on the future of the Futenma air station.  Numerous media reports indicate that Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has put off a decision until next year. 

The United States is waiting for the decision as it continues to push for Japan to stick to the 2006 Status of Forces Agreement, wherein the two countries agreed to move the Futenma air base to Henoko.  The U.S. has also warned that if the Futenma relocation does not occur, neither will the relocation of Marines to Guam.

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