U.S. Military to Return 17% of Okinawan Land Holdings to Japan

  • Return the biggest since reversion of island to Japan in 1972
  • Land used for jungle warfare training by U.S. forces

The U.S. will return 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of land on Okinawa to Japan -- the largest hand-back since the island reverted to Japanese control in 1972.

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