Wallace Gregson, U.S. assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, said Tuesday in Tokyo that adhering to the 2006 bilateral agreement is the only way to proceed on relocating the Futenma military airfield.

Gregson came to Japan to attend the first session of the Japan-U.S. high-level dialogue, attended by Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa and U.S. Ambassador John Roos.

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