Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Japan defense minister arriving tonight

Japan defense minister arriving tonight

Posted: Dec 08, 2009 2:38 PM
Updated: Dec 08, 2009 2:39 PM

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Katazawa will arrive on island tonight from Narita, Japan. According to a statement released to Japanese media today, Katazawa will be conducting a fact-finding mission regarding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam.

He'll be meeting with the island's military and elected leaders. His visit comes as Japan has not resolved a dispute over American military bases on Okinawa, specifically the relocation of the Futenma air base.

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