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Authorities in Okinawa issued a protest to Japan’s central government on Wednesday after U.S. forces conducted parachute drop training the previous night at Kadena Air Base on the prefecture’s main island, despite a bilateral agreement that such drills should be held on a remote island.

The parachute drop conducted by U.S. forces at the Kadena base on Tuesday night was the fourth such exercise this year, despite a 1996 bilateral agreement that stipulates such training be carried out on Ie Island in the prefecture.

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