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Japan’s PM vows to proceed with U.S. base relocation in Okinawa after poll

Japan’s PM vows to proceed with U.S. base relocation in Okinawa after poll

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by February 6, 2018 World News

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed on Monday the victory of a ruling party-backed candidate in a mayoral election on Okinawa, vowing to press ahead with a controversial plan to move a U.S. Marines air base on the southern island.

The candidate, Taketoyo Toguchi, backed by Abe’s ruling coalition, defeated incumbent Susumu Inamine, who opposed moving the U.S. Marines’ Futenma air base to his city of Nago in Okinawa’s north from a more populous part of the island. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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