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An award to honor peace efforts, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, was established Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of Okinawa’s return to Japanese rule in May 1972.

The prize will be awarded to individuals or groups to honor activities to promote peace, nonviolence, and mutual respect through exchanges in fields such as music and sports, as well as efforts in fields such as the environment and alleviating poverty.

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