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Japanese Remove Unexploded Shell

Fri., July 28, 1995

The Japanese military on Thursday removed an unexploded one-ton shell believed to have been dropped from a U.S. plane during World War II.

Construction workers found the shell three yards below ground near a moat at Osaka castle, a tourist spot 255 miles west of Tokyo, Self-Defense Forces spokesman Susumu Shindo said.

The 415-year-old castle remained open while bomb experts disarmed the shell, which had 330 pounds of explosives.

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