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Japan Holds Trial Over US Base Move on Okinawa

Japan's government and its southern island of Okinawa went to court Wednesday over plans to relocate a U.S. military base there despite local opposition. The central government filed a lawsuit against Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga to allow construction to move forward. Japan and the United States have been trying for nearly 20 years to relocate the Futenma Air Base from a heavily populated section of Okinawa to the less developed area of Henoko Bay. Many residents, however, want...

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