Clarification: Japan-US-Okinawa story

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This Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, shows Henoko of Nago city on southern Japanese islands of Okinawa. Okinawan Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima signed off Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, on the long-awaited relocation of a U.S. military base, a major step toward allowing the U.S. to move forward with plans to consolidate its troops in Okinawa and move some to Guam. Nakaima approved the Japanese government\'s application to reclaim land for a new base in Henoko, which would replace the U.S. Marine Corps base in Futenma, a more congested part of Okinawa\'s main island, Japanese media reported. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY


TOKYO (AP) — In a story Dec. 27, The Associated Press reported that the governor of Okinawa, Japan, approved land reclamation for a new U.S. military base. The new air base will be an extension of an existing military camp, including two runways largely on reclaimed land in the surrounding waters.