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Japan has proposed to the administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden signing a tentative one-year deal on sharing costs for hosting American troops while negotiations on a longer-term agreement continue, government sources said Sunday.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi suggested the move during a phone call last week with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and discussions at the working level have also gone in the same direction, the sources said, adding Washington has voiced support for the idea.

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