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The Health and Welfare Ministry next month will survey Japanese still living on Sakhalin since being detained there by the Soviet Union after World War II to determine how many of them want to relocate to Japan permanently.

From Dec. 4 to 11, two ministry officials will interview the Japanese residents to examine their living conditions to determine who may want to live in Japan.

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