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Hailston says goodbye

Date Posted: 2001-08-03

NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) Lt. Gen. Earl Hailston, the top U.S. military commander in Okinawa, bid farewell Thursday to Okinawa Gov. Keiichi Inamine ahead of his departure at the end of the month for a new post.

With local tension simmering over a series of crimes involving U.S. servicemen, Hailston said he would have been a lot closer to people in Okinawa if he had had a different job.

He also said he would like to improve the situation in Okinawa, which accommodates three-quarters of the U.S. military presence in Japan while making up only 0.6 percent of the nation's total land area.

Hailston, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan, said he will continue to support the people and governor of Okinawa after he leaves for Hawaii, where he will be the commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific.

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