Tokyo Correspondent

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese government has conceded that it will miss its deadline of 2022 for the transfer of U.S. troops to the enlarged base at Camp Schwab, in northeast Okinawa, meaning that the associated relocation of thousands of U.S. Marines to Guam is also likely to be delayed by as much as a decade.

In October, Tokyo confirmed that the reclamation of land off Camp Schwab was not proceeding as smoothly as it had anticipated. Engineers had discovered that the seabed off the base is in places “as soft as . . .

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