Oil spilled July 2 from a supertanker in Tokyo Bay amounts to about 1,550 kiloliters of crude, only one-10th the figure reported the night of the spill, Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiroku Kajiyama said July 3.

Kajiyama made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference. The government had announced late July 2 that between 14,000 and 15,000 kiloliters of crude oil had leaked from the supertanker.

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