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Japan, U.S. to Team Up on Tsunami Debris, 1/17/21

Washington, Jan. 17 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Environment Minister Goshi Hosno and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides agreed in a meeting here Tuesday that their countries will team up on measures to deal with massive marine debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Japan wants to share information firmly since some of floating debris may reach the United States, Hosono told reporters after the meeting. Tokyo will consider sending experts to the United States if necessary, Hosono said.
Hosono also held talks with U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and explained Japan’s ongoing review of its nuclear policy.
He told Chu that Japan will exchange opinions with the United States on the course of the Japanese nuclear fuel recycling project. In studying the matter, his government will take nuclear nonproliferation and national security fully into account as North Korea and Iran pursue nuclear development programs, Hosono said.

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from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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