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Office of the Spokesman
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November 10, 2008
Question Taken at the Nov. 10, 2008 Daily Press Briefing

Japan: Nuclear Submarine Visit to Okinawa (Taken Question)

Question: Can we confirm reports that a U.S.-nuclear-powered submarine had made an unannounced visit to southern Japan? Did the Japanese Government protest this visit to U.S. Embassy officials? What was the U.S. response to the Japanese Government?

Answer: The USS Providence, a nuclear-powered submarine, made a brief visit to Okinawa on November 10. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised their concern about a delay in standard notification procedures, and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has expressed regret over the delay.

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Released on November 10, 2008

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