• Kyodo News


Japan sees no need to alter the realignment plan for the U.S. military in Japan, Vice Defense Minister Kohei Masuda said Monday, responding to a suggestion last week by the U.S. Marine Corps chief that modifications should be considered.

“The realignment of U.S. forces in Japan is a plan to be steadily implemented according to the road map agreed upon between Japan and the United States in 2006,” the ministry’s top bureaucrat told a news conference.

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