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Yamaguchi Prefecture officially told the central government Monday that it will let the U.S. Marine Corps transfer its KC-130 refueling tankers from Futenma air base to Iwakuni to help reduce the U.S. military presence on Okinawa.

In a meeting with Vice Gov. Hidenori Fujibe and Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the long-delayed initiative to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma was still on track.

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