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Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada on Sunday began a two-day visit to Okinawa to seek a solution to the thorny issue of relocating U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Okada’s visit, his first since assuming the post in September, comes after Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and President Barack Obama agreed Friday in Tokyo to work quickly on solving the problem, which has been straining bilateral ties.

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