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HUA HIN, Thailand (Kyodo) Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said over the weekend that the decision on where the U.S. Futenma military airfield in Okinawa will be relocated does not necessarily have to be reached before President Barack Obama visits Tokyo next month.

Hatoyama also told reporters in Thailand, where he was attending international meetings, on Saturday that he will be the one who decides what to do about the air station, which now sits in the middle of the city of Ginowan. The day before, Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada made remarks that appeared to deviate from the prime minister’s position.

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