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Japan weighs delaying US base funding deal until Biden takes office

Some Tokyo officials want to continue talks with new administration

A guided-missile destroyer at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka. Japan contributes to utilities and wages at American military bases in the country under the existing agreement on host-nation support.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As delayed negotiations on a cost-sharing deal for American troops in Japan begin, some Japanese officials favor putting off an agreement until after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, Nikkei has learned.

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