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Yamagata Airport (IATA: GAJ, ICAO: RJSC) is an airport in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. The airport is 23 km north of the city of Yamagata.
Yamagata Airport is designated as a 2nd-class airport.
During the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, American troops used Yamagata Airport as a base for transporting fuel and materials to the disaster areas (part of Operation Tomodachi). According to the Ministry of Defense, this was the first time that the U.S. military had used a private airport in Japan for anything other than emergency landings.
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