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Japan's Top Court Backs New US Base on Okinawa

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Japan's supreme court has ruled in favor of the government's plan to relocate a U.S. Marine airbase on Okinawa, dealing a blow to opponents who want the base off the island. The Japanese and U.S. governments want the Futenma Air Base in the middle of a crowded city moved to a sparsely populated area for safety reasons. But many Okinawans want it relocated off the island altogether because of noise, crime and accidents linked to the U.S. base. The supreme court said Okinawa...

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