Hatoyama makes difficult decision on Okinawa

TOKYO - After months of indecision - and only a short time before his self-imposed deadline of the end of May - Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama appears to have finally made up his mind.Hatoyama traveled to Okinawa on May 4 for a series of meetings with local politicians and people who live near U.S. military facilities in the prefecture during which he apologized to the residents of Japan's most southerly islands and stated that it would be "difficult"" to transfer all of the functions of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma outside of the prefecture.""Difficult"" is . . .

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