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Internal U.S. Marine Corps documents reveal that lectures supposed to improve marines’ understanding of Okinawa instead downplay military crimes and disparage local residents.

Obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, the scripts and slides, titled “Okinawa Cultural Awareness Training,” form the basis of mandatory lectures for new arrivals to the island.

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