Okinawa air base the subject of U.S.-Japanese quarrel
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Okinawa air base the subject of U.S.-Japanese quarrel

Japanese officials are pressuring the U.S. to close the Futenma Air Base on Okinawa, a base that has been a key Pacific outpost for the U.S. since World War II. The Japanese complain that the sound from the helicopters torments locals who live in the newly-developed area surrounding the base. (Blaine Harden/The Washington Post)

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