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Seeking to ease opposition to U.S. military bases in Okinawa, the Cabinet submitted a bill to the Diet on Friday designed to stimulate Okinawa’s economy through various tax incentives.

The most talked-about measure would create a “free-trade zone,” in which rates for three kinds of corporate taxes would be cut by about one-third for a decade after the establishment of a business. The bill would also provide tax advantages to new businesses in the information and communication industries, such as computer software developers, that operate in a specially designated zone.

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