Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell met with South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon on June 17, 2010. After their meeting, they answered a few questions from the media. One of the reporters asked Campbell about U.S. – Japan relations. In his answer, Campbell talked about the recent discussions over the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
“We have had some very intense interactions in recent months about some specific issues associated with our military bases,” said Campbell.
Again, I believe Campbell was referring to my participation in the discussions.