• Kyodo News


Oak and other trees have died in at least 23 prefectures across Japan due to a mold carried by an insect, according to the government-backed Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute.

The number of prefectures is up from a total of eight in the 1980s, according to a study by the institute made available Monday.

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