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The Japanese and U.S. governments agreed Tuesday to form a Cabinet minister-level “working group” to explore ways to resolve the stalled relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada announced.

Okada met with U.S. Ambassador John Roos and the two agreed to bring the matter to a successful conclusion as quickly as possible, Okada told a news conference in the afternoon.

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