Japanese officials are at odds over what to do with a U.S. base located on Okinawa Island.
Japan's chief cabinet secretary met with Okinawa's governor Wednesday.
Japan's government wants Okinawa to accept a U.S.-Japan deal to relocate an American marine base from a crowded city to a less populated area.
But Okinawans insist the base move entirely off the island.
The southern island has hosted most of the American forces in Japan since world war two.