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DM Kishi dismisses alleged U.S. plan to deploy new Marine unit in Okinawa

Okinawa Times took up remarks made yesterday at the Upper House Foreign and Defense Affairs Committee by Defense Minister Kishi concerning Marine Commandant Berger’s suggestion last year that a Marine littoral regiment will be launched in Okinawa by 2027. The cabinet minister reportedly said: “Although Japan and the United States are communicating constantly, it is not true that such an idea has been proposed to our side.” 

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