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Okinawa Prefecture has given its first award for peace efforts in the Asia-Pacific region to a Fukuoka-based group that provides medical aid and food to people in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Peshawar-kai Medical Service on Tuesday received the inaugural Okinawa Peace Prize, which was established to mark the 30th anniversary of Okinawa’s return to Japanese rule in May 1972.

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