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Japanese diplomatic missions in China and Japanese-owned businesses operating there suffered a combined 77 million yen in damage from massive anti-Japan demonstrations a year ago, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

Kunio Umeda, deputy director general of the ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, said during a session of the House of Councilors Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that about 60 million yen worth of damage is estimated to have been caused to the buildings of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, and the ambassador’s residence and the Consulate General in Shanghai.

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