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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Futenma Relocation

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SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - FUTENMA RELOCATION

1. LEAD STORIES: Most papers on Tuesday morning front-
paged reports from New Delhi on press remarks on Monday
by Prime Minister Hatoyama, during which he reportedly
said that the coalition agreement on Futenma relocation
must not ignore the U.S.'s intentions.

2. "Sites Other Than Okinawa Must Be Seriously
Considered" The liberal Asahi editorialized (12/29): "A
working team of the GOJ and the ruling coalition was
launched to look for a new relocation site for MCAS
Futenma. This is a fresh start for the new
administration, which has been in disarray over the
issue during its first 100 days. Although the plan to
move the Futenma functions to Henoko, which was agreed
upon between the governments of the U.S. and Japan
three years ago, has not been rejected as an option,
the ruling parties must first explore extensively the
possibility of relocating the base out of Okinawa....
There is one important point, though. The power of
deterrence the U.S. Marines have provided for the
defense of Japan and the stability of the region must
be maintained in some form."


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