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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki to the State Department on Monday for an unscheduled meeting. She reportedly called for Japan to promptly implement the 2006 bilateral accord to move the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in the central part of Okinawa Island to Henoko in the island’s north.

Ms. Clinton’s unusual move is a clear indication of U.S. frustration with the Hatoyama administration’s decision to postpone until some time next year a resolution of the Futenma issue and to seek additional candidate sites for the relocation.

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