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The Board of Audit of Japan urged the Defense Ministry on Thursday to take tough disciplinary action against two senior ministry officials for allegedly spending sharply beyond the budgeted amount for research work linked to the relocation of a U.S. Marine Corps airfield in Okinawa.

The Defense Ministry officials in question were both former heads of the Naha Regional Defense Facilities Administration Bureau, currently the Okinawa Defense Bureau.

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