U.S. plans reduction of bases in Japan

Plans for a drastic reduction or readjustment of American bases and all other military facilities in Japan were officially announced here [Tokyo] to-day [December 23] at the conclusion of a meeting of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee. About 50 bases or facilities, big and small, are involved in the readjustment programme, which, according to American Ambassador Alexis Johnson, who attended the meeting, accounts for one-third of all American facilities in Japan and approximately half of the land area involved therein. There are now a total of 148 American bases and installations here. Mr. Johnson said U.S. had no desire to hold bases for their own sake and sought only the minimum number “required to fulfil our commitments to Japan.”

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