A C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron trains over Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, Jan. 8, 2019. YASUO OSAKABE/U.S. AIR FORCE
A C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron trains over Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, Jan. 8, 2019. YASUO OSAKABE/U.S. AIR FORCE

US did not request five-fold increase for stationing troops in Japan, nation’s defense minister says

by Hana Kusumoto
Stars and Stripes

TOKYO — Japan’s government on Sunday denied a report it had been asked to fork over five times as much as it now pays to support United States forces stationed in the country.

Kyodo News reported Saturday that Japan had rejected a request for the funding increase that was delivered by John Bolton, then national security adviser to President Donald Trump, when he visited Tokyo in July.

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono refuted the report, according to a transcript of a Sunday press conference posted on the Defense Ministry’s website.

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