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The Naha District Court's Okinawa branch on Thursday ordered the government to pay about ¥1.34 billion in damages for noise pollution from the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air station in Okinawa Prefecture.

In the lawsuit, a group of around 3,200 residents living near the Futenma base claimed that they were suffering from the noise of U.S. military aircraft. They did not demand a flight suspension.

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