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Japanese city ‘rejects US base’

Residents of the Japanese city of Iwakuni have voted overwhelmingly against the expansion of a local US military base, according to exit polls. The vote is not binding on the Japanese government, but could put pressure on a deal already agreed between Tokyo and Washington, correspondents say. Officials said with nearly half the ballots counted, they were 7-1 against the plan. The redeployment is part of a project to reduce US military numbers in Japan.Full Story

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