Japan and the United States are planning to change the relocation site for the command center for the U.S. KC-130 midair refueling aircraft unit from a Japanese base in Kagoshima Prefecture to a U.S. base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, according to Japanese government sources.

The move is a change from the October deal, in which the two governments agreed to give “priority consideration” to the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya base in Kagoshima Prefecture as the destination for the entire unit.

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