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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his resolve at a meeting with Okinawa officials Tuesday to allocate as much money as possible in next year’s budget to promote the prefecture’s economy.

The Abe administration plans to allocate about ¥340 billion to boost the regional economy, sources said, amid hope of obtaining Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima’s permission for landfill work needed to build a replacement facility for the Futenma military base.

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