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Japan to Renew Subsidies for Municipalities That Host US Military Exercises

The defense ministry of Japan has proposed nearly $30.7 million in new subsidies for municipalities that allow U.S. forces to conduct tactical drills, The Mainichi reported Tuesday. Japan will award the new subsidies once the U.S. military realignment fund for local governments expires in March 2017, according to the report. The report said the …

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US Restarts Military Runway Construction in Henoko

The U.S. has resumed construction work on a new military runway in Henoko, Japan after a 10-month pause due to Gov. Takeshi Onaga’s move to revoke the project’s permit, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. Matthew Burke and Chiyomi Sumida write workers have prepared to reset floats around the construction project in …

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GAO Asks SEC to Improve Cross-Divisional Collaboration, Develop Training for Hiring Specialist

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Securities and Exchange Commission authorize the SEC’s chief operating officer to reform cross-divisional collaboration and establish training for hiring specialist. GAO said Thursday the SEC’s divisions lack communication and collaboration and the agency still operates in silos. Other challenges auditors identified for the SEC include mechanisms to monitor …

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