Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kitazawa: Relocation to Guam "unlikely"

Kitazawa: Relocation to Guam "unlikely"

2010/02/15 16:13(JST)

Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa has indicated that it is unlikely that all the functions of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa will be relocated to Guam.

Speaking at the Lower House budget committee on Monday, Kitazawa said the geological advantages that Okinawa possesses in terms of national defense, as well as the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region, cannot be overlooked.

He said the presence of the US Marines in Okinawa is of great significance.

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