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U.S. military to return land in Okinawa on December 22: government source

The United States plans to return to Japan roughly half of a large U.S. military training area in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa on Dec 22, a Japanese government source said Thursday.

The return of land within the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area in the villages of Kunigami and Higashi would mark the largest return of land used as a U.S. base there since the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japan from U.S. control.

It would reduce the acreage of land occupied by U.S. military facilities in Okinawa by 17 percent, shrinking the prefecture’s burden from hosting 74 percent of all U.S. military facilities in Japan to 70 percent in terms of land area… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

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