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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda made his first visit to Okinawa Prefecture as head of the government Sunday in a bid to persuade residents to back the long-stalled plan for moving a contentious U.S. air base within the prefecture.

During his two-day trip, Noda will speak Monday with Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima and view U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which the government is trying to shift from the crowded city of Ginowan to less populated Henoko, a coastal area further north in Nago.

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