April 29, 2012

Why U.S. and Japan Have a Lot More Talking to Do

Krista Mahr, Time

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Everyone agrees the Futenma air station, located in a densely populated neighborhood, should move, but many residents living near the proposed relocation site don’t want more Marines nearby and are worried about the environmental impact the newcomers will have.

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