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Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo
Tokyo, Dec. 2 Kyodo - Japan welcomes a new US strategy on Afghanistan announced by President Barack Obama, the top government spokesman said Wednesday, but added that it has no intention of increasing aid despite a growing view that Washington may demand Tokyo to do more.
"The government welcomes" the new policy of sending an additional 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan and starting to withdraw forces in July 2011, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano said in a press conference held immediately after Obama's televised speech.
Japan will "work closely together with the United States and other …