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Relocating the Futenma military base was not on the agenda in talks on central government budget assistance for Okinawa, its governor and Tokyo’s top official for the prefecture insisted Sunday.

By law, Okinawa receives money every year from the central government for various public works projects to stimulate the local economy — money that is completely separate from funding for U.S. bases. Still, Tokyo holds the purse strings and has a large say in how the budget is spent.

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