Sunday, October 16, 2016

Japan seeks return of US Military Land in Okinawa by Year's End.

The Japanese government wants the U.S to return a large portion of land used by the U.S Military to train its soldiers. This is due to the high burden of hosting these bases on the the islands of Okinawa, where most of these bases are located. The U.S had agreed to the return half of the training area in 1996, but the Okinawa government has been at odds with the central government , saying that Okinawa itself bears most of the burden of hosting U.S military facilities and that most of them should be relocated out of the prefecture. The Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, plans to reach an agreement over the relocation of these bases by the end of the year.

-Mohammed Khan

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