US military takes 1st step in relocation of troops on Japan's southern Okinawa island

  • by: YURI KAGEYAMA , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 14, 2014 - 10:25 PM

TOKYO — Workers began placing buoys off Okinawa as part of a long-planned and highly contentious relocation of an American military base, which a U.S. official said Thursday was a critical step toward the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan.

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