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Japanese gov't talks economic stimulus

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The government of Japan and the prefecture of Okinawa began talks on Friday on economic stimulus measures and ways to lighten the burden of hosting a United States base at Futenma in Okinawa. According to The Japan Times, two subpanels were created to tackle ways to bring in more money into the Okinawan economy and the other is to ease noise pollution, and crime.

Although discussing these issues, these panels are not designed to discuss the relocation plan itself. Officials believe that such talks are necessary in order for Okinawans to understand issues related to Futenma.

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