Japan and U.S. Face Possible Stalemate Over Base

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 from Tokyo.


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