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The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will pledge to stop the relocation of a U.S. military base to Okinawa Prefecture’s Henoko area in its upcoming general election campaign, CDP leader Yukio Edano said Friday.

“We’ll suspend the construction,” Edano told a news conference regarding the party’s election pledges, referring to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, also in Okinawa, to the Henoko coastal area in Nago.

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