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Most municipal governments have failed to issue hazard maps that could help residents avoid dangerous areas following a major earthquake, land ministry data showed Thursday.

The data, compiled by the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry, indicate 59 percent of 1,800 cities, towns and villages decided to skip the maps because of financial difficulties. Tokyo’s 23 wards are included in the total.

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