• Kyodo


Washington is pushing Tokyo to pay an additional $1 billion over the transfer of U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam, reneging on an earlier pledge to shoulder the costs itself, sources close to bilateral relations said Saturday.

Specifically, Japan has been asked to cover the equivalent of ¥82 billion in extra costs to construct American military facilities on the U.S. territory, despite a bilateral agreement to share the financial burden, the sources said.

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