Japan and U.S. Face Possible Stalemate Over Base

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As protesters take to the streets of Tokyo to voice their disapproval of the U.S. Marine base in Okinawa in light of President Obama’s impending visit, one thing becomes clear — there will be no quick fix to this problem. As Obama visits Japan for the first time, he is facing a newly elected government, the Deomcratic Party of Japan, and their campaign promise to reduce troop presence on Okinawa. Though Obama is focusing on strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship with his visit, it is clear that a decision on Okinawa will not be made just yet. WSJ’s Akiko Fujita reports […]


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