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Japan would be represented at the new venue by the foreign and defense ministers and the governors of the 14 base-hosting prefectures. The United States would be represented by the ambassador to Japan, the sources said.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will seek an agreement with U.S. President Barack Obama on the key issues, including when the organ should be set up, when he visits Washington later this month or in early May, they said.

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