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Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa has repeated that he will take charge of presenting the environmental impact report needed to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa despite being censured by the Upper House Friday.

“No matter what decision the Cabinet makes (about the report’s submission), I would like to be ready to respond any time,” Ichikawa said to reporters Sunday in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture, after visiting areas near the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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