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Japan, US finalizing Okinawa base move

Japan and the United States are finalizing a new plan to relocate an air base on the southern island chain of Okinawa that has long been the target of local opposition, a newspaper reports. The United States has already agreed to move the Futenma Air Base out of the crowded urban center of Ginowan, where residents complain it causes too much noise. But the alternative location of building off the shore of the quiet Okinawan fishing town of Heneko has also faced protests, in part because environmentalists say the area is a habitat for an endangered sea cow.Full Story

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