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Japan and US agree on 1-year cost-sharing deal for hosting troops

Allies worked quickly to come to terms before current pact expires in March

A Japan-U.S. joint exercise using MV-22 Osprey aircraft is conducted at a training ground of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force in Yamato, Kumamoto Prefecture, Southwestern Japan, on January 23, 2020.    © AP

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. have agreed to keep Tokyo's costs for the stationing of American forces in the country, known as host-nation support, at around the current level for fiscal 2021, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday.

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