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Japan will start using a satellite system early next year to communicate with and verify the safety of Japanese nationals working in dangerous regions across the globe, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official.

The system will feature a satellite global positioning system, electronic maps, computers and phones of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (Inmarsat).

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