News flash – Top Japan official tours Guam bases, aims to expedite Marines move

DEDEDO, Guam — Japan’s minister of defense, Tomomi Inada, was in Guam yesterday and today to examine progress in the military buildup in anticipation of the Marines’ move from Okinawa and to see a battery of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in consideration of purchasing the system for use in Japan.

While in Guam, Inada met with the senior U.S. military representative in Japan, Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, commander of U.S. Forces Japan and Yokota Air Base in Japan, and Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific . . .

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