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Japan, U.S. Army Realignment Deal Opposed

The new agreement to realign U.S. forces in Japan met strong opposition Tuesday in Japan, with governors and mayors saying the plan was unacceptable. In Washington on Monday, top American and Japanese officials approved details of a plan to realign U.S. forces in Japan by 2014 while giving Japan’s military greater responsibility for security in Asia and the Pacific. But local officials in Japan said the plan doesn’t address certain issues or take into account the sentiments of local residents. Local governments and civic groups have argued that priority should be given to reducing U.S. forces and returning bases to Japanese control. Full Story

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