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MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) Six governors from the Kanto region visited the Yamba Dam construction site in Naganohara, Gunma Prefecture, on Monday to demand that the government cancel plans to scrap the controversial, decades-in-the-making project.

The governors of Tokyo, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama and Chiba issued a joint statement calling on the Democratic Party of Japan to actually build the dam.

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