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Japan's Abe Close to Deal on Controversial US Base on Okinawa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday moved closer to winning approval from the island of Okinawa on a replacement for a U.S. air base, a move that would resolve a nearly 20-year-old deadlock that has at times strained ties with Washington.   A deal with officials in Okinawa would be an achievement for Abe, who has promised a more assertive Japanese military at a time when the U.S.-Japan security alliance has been tested by tension with China over disputed islands in the...

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