The central and the Okinawa governments will soon resume previously stalled talks on U.S. military bases in the prefecture, a special adviser to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto on Okinawa affairs said Monday.

Yukio Okamoto told reporters that both Hashimoto and Okinawa Gov. Masahide Ota hope to “carefully and sincerely” discuss base-related issues and measures to promote the local economy.

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