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The U.S. military on Wednesday conducted a nighttime parachuting drill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa’s main island for the second time in just over two weeks despite local opposition and a request from the Japanese defense bureau to suspend it.

According to the defense bureau in Okinawa, the U.S. military held the drill at the base due to unfavorable weather around the originally planned site at Iejima Island airfield, a far less populated area in the prefecture.

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