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Japan ex-PM blames bureaucrats for US base woes

Japan's former prime minister blamed resistance from powerful bureaucrats as well as U.S. opposition Wednesday for his failure last year to deliver on a pledge to move a U.S. Marine base off the island of Okinawa.Full story

8,600 Marines going to Guam from Okinawa

The U.S. military postpones two key decisions related to its buildup of forces on the Guam but says 8,600 Marines and 9,000 dependents will be moved to the territory from Okinawa, Japan. Full story

Baby babble breaks up taxi talk in Japan

Baby monitors used by U.S. military families are disrupting taxi service communications near bases in Okinawa, Tokyo, Kanagawa and other areas. Full story

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Okinawan Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima and city mayors from the southern Japanese island of Okinawa bow after handing over their request to move a US Marine base off the island of Okinawa to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano prior to their meeting at the prime mini