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PacNet #7 – A 21st century vision for the alliance

To mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Japan-US Security Treaty, the two governments have declared their intention to "deepen" the alliance by creating a new vision for it. However, Japan-US relations are experiencing a rocky patch, mainly due to Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio’s decision to re-examine a 2006 agreement on the relocation of the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture.