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In accordance with earthquake drills taking place across the country, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tachikawa Municipal Government jointly held a large-scale drill Sept. 1 at a field in front of the Tokyo Disaster Prevention Center in Tachikawa, Tokyo, with about 12,000 people.

The participants received training in firefighting, first-aid treatment and other rescue and relief activities, while firefighters and Ground Self-Defense Forces personnel demonstrated their skills in postdisaster firefighting and rescue activities.

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