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The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will begin providing grief counseling to children early next year in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, where more than 1,500 children are estimated to have lost parents to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Under the project, to be undertaken in cooperation with the prefectures, experts along with volunteers who have undergone training will meet with children one on one with the aim of alleviating their grief through personal contact.

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