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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The United States and Japan are in talks about a possible near-term visit to Washington by Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada but have yet to set a date, the State Department said.

“There are discussions going on, but there are no specific dates set,” department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters Monday when asked about Okada’s possible visit to the U.S. capital in January amid the row over where to relocate the Futenma military airfield in Okinawa.

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