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Japan's Foreign Minister Gemba and Defense Minister Tanaka

The United States and Japan announced on April 26, 2012 a revised agreement on streamlining the U.S. military presence on Okinawa that will shift 9,000 Marines from that southern Japanese island to Guam and other Asia-Pacific sites. The new plan, unveiled days before Noda visits President Barack Obama, helps the allies work around the still unresolved, core dispute over moving the Futenma air base from a crowded part of Okinawa to a new site that had vexed relations for years.KYODO Kyodo/Reuters
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