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Eight people owning land used by the U.S. military in Okinawa on Thursday appealed a court’s rejection of their argument that the Japanese government’s expropriation of the land violates the Constitution.

They appealed to the Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court the Nov. 30 Naha District Court ruling that the expropriation and lease of land to the U.S. forces is legal despite the Constitution’s guarantee of individual property rights, their lawyers said.

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