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The first-ever auction of discarded Self-Defense Forces equipment, including items from a training vessel decommissioned in spring, was held Sunday by an agency affiliated with Japan's Defense Ministry.

The Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency auction, aimed at finding new ways to secure financial resources, included the steering wheel of the training vessel Yamayuki as well as a three-item set of a pilot's helmet, oxygen mask and bag. The auction generated a total of ¥5.82 million ($55,000) in sales, excluding tax.

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