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Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone said Tuesday he will visit Okinawa this weekend to discuss with Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima the stalled accord on reorganizing the U.S. military in Japan and inspect the Futenma, Kadena and other key U.S. bases.

“By visiting Okinawa, I would like to directly hear the local opinions, including those from Gov. Nakaima, as well as see in person the U.S. military facilities and areas concerned in order to (promote the reorganization) and reduce the (base-hosting) burden on Okinawa,” Nakasone told a news conference.

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