U.S., Japan to issue joint nuclear disarmament statement

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. President Barack Obama will reiterate their intent to pursue a world without nuclear weapons following their summit meeting Friday, government officials said.

The two leaders will agree to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance over the long term, while postponing a final decision on the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, a sticking issue between the two countries.


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