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Last Japanese troops return from Iraq

The last Japanese troops from Iraq have returned home, bringing an end to the pacifist nation’s most significant military operation since World War II. Family members waved Japanese flags and applauded as 42 soldiers returned by bus at Somahara Base in Gunma prefecture northwest of Tokyo. “We are proud of the humble work we achieved in Iraq that contributed to reconstruction efforts there,” Lieutenant Colonel Takayuki Mishima, 46, said as he arrived. Full Story

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