Genba, Clinton agree on Okinawa base move

New Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed Wednesday that the two countries will continue efforts to relocate the Futenma base within Okinawa Prefecture in line with an accord struck in May 2010, the Foreign Ministry said.

Genba also agreed with Clinton over the phone that the two will try to talk on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York later this month, the ministry said.

Clinton in Japan Today!

Hillary Clinton will visit Japan today. During her two-day visit, Clinton will hold talks with Prime Minister Taro Aso and Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone.

Japan is only her first stop. She also plans on visiting South Korea and China while on her first overseas assignment since assuming the office U.S. Secretary of State.