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A team of about 30 Defense Ministry officials left Japan on Saturday to conduct fact-finding investigations in quake-hit areas of Indonesia.

The relief team left Narita airport on an order issued early Saturday by Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, who is responding to a request for help from the Indonesian government.

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