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TOKYO — South Korea’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Japan this week to review the role of U.S. forces on the islands in the event of a crisis on the Korean peninsula, according to the Joint Chiefs’ Web site.

Gen. Kim Kwan-jin was accompanied by Gen. B.B. Bell, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea and the United Nations Command, a multination group that would support South Korea during a military crisis.

The eight-day tour of Japan and Guam was scheduled to end Saturday.

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