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Japan finishes destroying leftover chemical weapons in Chinese city of Wuhan

JIJI

The Japanese government said Monday that it has finished destroying chemical weapons that were abandoned by the Japanese military in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, during World War II.

From now on, Japan will speed up disposal of the rest of the abandoned chemical weapons in China, including 300,000 to 400,000 weapons left in the Haerbaling District of the city of Dunhua in Jilin province, government officials said.

So far, Japan has recovered some 53,000 chemical weapons in China and destroyed 38,000 of them.