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.