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Japan prime minister accepts relocation plan

by Michele Catahay

Guam - A deal seems near on the United States' base in Japan, as wire reports have stated that Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has decided to reverse himself and accept nearly all of Washington's demands to relocate the Okinawa base.  According to reports, Hatoyama will soon announce a new plan that will adhere to a 2006 agreement to move the Futenma Air Base to a less populated part of Okinawa rather than moving it off the island entirely.

The accord calls for a move of some marine training exercises off Okinawa. The Prime Minister's Office wouldn't comment only saying it's in the final stages and the announcement will be made at the end of the month. Resolving the dispute will also clear the way for two countries to place a broader agreement on a $26 billion agreement to move 8,000 U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam.  

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