• Kyodo News


On the dispute over the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, Hatoyama said people might be worried that the issue may affect future bilateral relations.

But he said he has determined it is better for his government to take its time and spend several months examining new options, including a new relocation site, so as to reach a conclusion that would satisfy people both in Okinawa and in Washington.

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