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Okinawa: Just a tropical paradise, right? Picture: Flikr

Japan: What’s the deal with Okinawa?

By Wed, Feb 08, 2012 10:25AM UTC Comments Off Okinawa: Just a tropical paradise, right? Picture: Flikr

Japanese media has been saturated with reports that Tokyo and Washington have shelved a six year-old military agreement concerning US military bases in Okinawa. The two countries have agreed to separate the 2006 Futenma-Guam transfer agreement of up to 8,000 US marines from plans to build a new air base in Henoko, north Okinawa. This...

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