Talk Between US and Japan

Japan and the United States will hold a meeting of senior officials in Tokyo in the near future to discuss the relocation of a U.S. Marine base within Okinawa Prefecture, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian policy said Thursday.

Kurt Campbell told reporters in Washington that Japan and the United States will continue with concerted efforts to implement an agreed plan to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station within Okinawa Prefecture despite mounting difficulties.

The two countries are making arrangements for the talks, which will involve officials at the director-general level from Japan’s foreign and defense ministries, as well as the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon in early February, according to sources close to the Japan-U.S. relations.

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