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2006-04-14 05:22:55

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday. The two sides have already missed a March 31 deadline for finalizing the plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, which is part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces...

2006-04-08 01:37:48

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa on Saturday rejected a compromise plan to relocate a US Marine base, raising a fresh hurdle to wrapping up an overall deal on reorganizing US military forces in Japan. Okinawa governor Keiichi Inamine said he had told Defense Minister Fukushiro Nukaga he would not accept the government's proposal to relocate the US Marines' Futenma air base on the subtropical island, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) south of Tokyo. "In...

2006-04-06 14:27:23

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan wrapped up two days of meetings without concluding a deal on a sweeping reorganization of 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan and dividing the cost of moving 8,000 Marines to Guam, the Pentagon said on Thursday. "The implementation agreements were not finalized," said Lt. Col. Brian Maka, a Pentagon spokesman. Maka said the talks ended on Wednesday and more talks will take place in the future, but the time and place had not...

2006-03-24 06:36:44

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks aimed at wrapping up a plan to reorganize the U.S. military in Japan ended without a deal on Friday and negotiators will meet in Washington next week to try to close the gaps by an end-of-March deadline, a U.S. source said. Japan's foreign minister said the two sides were divided over how much Tokyo should pay toward moving 8,000 U.S. Marines to Guam from the island of Okinawa, a key part of a broader plan to reorganise the more than 50,000 U.S....

2006-03-24 01:37:06

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are divided over how much Tokyo should pay to move U.S. Marines to Guam from the Japanese island of Okinawa, Japan's foreign minister said on Friday, as the two allies struggled to wrap up a plan on relocating U.S. troops by an end-March deadline. Negotiators meeting in Tokyo are trying to finalize details of a plan to reorganize the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan by the end of the month. But...

2006-03-21 01:01:39

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense minister and prime minister agreed on Tuesday that small changes may be possible in a plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa that has sparked local anger. The plan to relocate the Futenma Marine Corps air base was contained in an October deal between Tokyo and Washington on relocating the approximately 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan, part of U.S. efforts to transform American forces globally into a...

2006-02-26 01:17:47

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has offered to relocate 1,000 more Marines off Japan's southern island of Okinawa than it initially proposed, a local daily said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at gaining support of local residents. The two countries are seeking to finalize plans by late March to reorganise the U.S. troops in Japan, one aim of which is to reduce the burden of Okinawa, where nearly half the 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan are based. But the process has...

2005-12-20 09:02:48

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Okinawa, host to the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan, warned on Tuesday that ignoring local anger over plans to relocate a Marine base on the southern Japanese island could hurt the U.S.-Japan alliance. Washington and Tokyo agreed in October to relocate the Futenma Marine Corps air base on Okinawa, clearing the way for a deal to reorganize the nearly 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan. The military base realignment is part of a global U.S....

2005-12-20 01:16:01

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Okinawa, host to the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan, warned on Tuesday that ignoring local anger over plans to relocate a Marine base on the southern Japanese island could hurt the U.S.-Japan alliance. Washington and Tokyo agreed in October to relocate the Futenma Marine Corps air base on Okinawa, clearing the way for a deal to reorganize the nearly 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan. The military base realignment is part of a global U.S....

2005-12-02 18:31:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Japanese government is facing a difficult time winning local approval of a plan to shift U.S. bases on the island of Okinawa and may have to revise it, Japanese officials said on Friday. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso emerged from talks with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice saying he told her it would be difficult to reach a final agreement based on recommendations issued on October 29 and that adjustments might have to be made. Aso did not...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'