Reappointed to a second term as Defense Agency chief, Fumio Kyuma reaffirmed that he will complete the review of the Japan-U.S. defense guidelines and implement the relocation of the U.S. Marines’ Futenma Air Station in central Okinawa.

With the review to be completed on Sept. 24, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto’s new Cabinet must thoroughly examine Japan’s ability to cooperate with the U.S. under the current legislation, Kyuma said in a joint interview with reporters.

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