Okinawa to Guam? Possibly…

The United States reiterated its demand Tuesday that Japan implement a 2006 bilateral pact on the transfer of a U.S. military airfield in Okinawa during the first meeting of a working group on the thorny issue.

While the participants agreed on the need to ‘‘expeditiously’’ seek a resolution of the issue involving the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station, a senior U.S. defense official warned a delay in finding a solution may change the stance of the U.S. Congress which supports the transfer of thousands of Marines from Okinawa to Guam—a plan also included in the accord on the U.S. forces realignment.

Source: Japan TImes

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