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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 076-97
April 17, 1997

Meeting with Governor Ota, Okinawa

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Dr. Kurt Campbell, will meet with Governor (Ota) Masahide of Okinawa, Japan, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., on April 17, 1997, in room 4E869, at the Pentagon. The meeting will be open to media coverage.

Governor Ota is visiting the Pentagon as part of a routine visit to discuss issues of mutual interest regarding U.S. military bases in Okinawa and the contributions of Okinawa to the bilateral security relationship, defense of Japan and regional security.

Due to limited space in the conference room, media coverage of the meeting and a short question and answer period at the end of the meeting will be on a pool basis. All media must be in place not later than 2:25 p.m. and should plan to stay for the duration of the 45-minute meeting and question and answer period.

Media desiring to be part of the pool coverage should contact Mr. Terry Mitchell, (703)695-0169 or Lt. Col. Donna Boltz, (703)695-2528.

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