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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S.-Japan Heliport

TOKYO () -- Japan and the United States on Monday agreed to build a floating military heliport, costing up to $10 billion, as part of an effort to reduce the controversial U.S. presence on Okinawa.

The heliport was approved at a meeting of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee here, attended by U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry and the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Walter Mondale, with Japanese Defense Agency Director-General Fumio Kyuma and Japanese Foreign Minister Yukihiko Ikeda.