Tokyo insistent on May decision on Futenma

TOKYO - In the face of growing pressure from the United States to make a decision on the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Air Base the Japanese government is digging its heels in.Just 10 months after she was in  the Japanese capital  to rubber-stamp a bilateral agreement that committed Tokyo and Washington to push ahead with a plan to transfer 8 000 Marines and their dependents from Okinawa to Guam Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton was apparently sufficiently frustrated on Dec. 21 with the new government's failure to adhere to that  pact . . .

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