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PITTSBURGH (Kyodo) Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Thursday he has no intention of changing his basic stance on the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, suggesting he will still seek to move it out of the prefecture.

Hatoyama said he will not rush into discussing the matter with President Barack Obama and will focus bilateral talks for the time being on reconstruction support for Afghanistan.

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