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The Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military began a joint rescue drill off the coast of Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday as part of a biennial exercise aimed at enhancing their readiness and partnership.

Based on the scenario of an aircraft accident, U.S. forces will practice rescuing people from the Pacific off the city of Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, which hosts the Misawa Air Base shared by American and Japanese forces.

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