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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

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.

That means Japan's expenditure will be around $1.9 billion for the year, roughly the same standard it has been for the past five years. 

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