Sunday, December 1, 2013
According to sources, the joint statement will stipulate that the two governments will not allow China to change the status quo in the East China Sea by force.
The joint statement will also express the two countries’ determination to steadily work on reducing the burden on people in Okinawa Prefecture, which hosts most of the U.S. military bases in Japan, and to seek local residents’ understanding for the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in Ginowan to the Henoko district, both in the prefecture.
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Comment: You know it's bad enough that they sent old Joe out here to address the Chinese problem, which everyone and their brother is confident he'll screw it up but, to have him address the Futenma base problem too, that's like rubbing salt into an open wound and adding insult to injury!