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The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito agreed Friday to submit a censure motion to the Upper House against Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa over a subordinate’s indiscreet remark that disparaged Okinawa.

The motion, which may be submitted Dec. 9, the day the current Diet session ends, casts a further cloud over the government’s push to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa and efforts to gain local consent for the move.

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