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Thousands protest as Okinawa approves long-stalled relocation of ‘dangerous’ U.S. airbase

Japanese officials in Okinawa on Friday approved the long-stalled relocation of a controversial U.S. military base, a breakthrough that could remove a running sore in relations between Tokyo and Washington. More than 17 years after the two allies agreed to move the U.S. Marines’ Futenma Air Station from a densely…

U.S. to move 4,700 Marines from Japan to Guam: reports

TOKYO — Tokyo and Washington have agreed to move 4,700 Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam in a bid to revive a stalled plan for the realignment of US forces in Japan, according to reports. The two countries in 2006 agreed to the transfer of around 8,000…