Japan, U.S. Wrap Up Third Round of Talks on Scaled Back Realignment of Marines to Guam


Washington D.C. – Japanese and U.S. government and defense officials have concluded their two-day talks on the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan.


The talks wrapped up Tuesday in Washington.

According to the Kyodo News Service, because of the scaled down buildup, the Japanese delegation has asked for a reduction in the more than $6 billion they had previously agreed to pay for the move of Marines from Okinawa to Guam.

READ the Kyodo report in the Mainichi Shimbun

In addition, both sides reported talked about the U.S. plan to diversify deployment of Marines throughout the Asia-Pacific region.2006 Road Map to Realignment last month.

Another b\meeting is expected in Tokyo later this month.