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Japan’s plan to send Self-Defense Forces personnel to a U.S. Marine base in Okinawa following several helicopter mishaps in the region earlier this year has hit a snag due to U.S. reluctance, a Japanese government source said Saturday.

The move involving U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma was aimed at allaying safety concerns fanned by a spate of emergency landings involving U.S. military helicopters since January, the source said.

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