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Building the replacement facility for the relocation of a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture is now expected to cost ¥930 billion, far exceeding its initial ¥350 billion estimate, and be delayed several years, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry has now estimated the land reclamation work will take nine years and three months, nearly twice as long as originally expected.

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