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An adventurer from Hokkaido plans to set out in March from an island in northern Canada on an unassisted solo trek on foot across about 800 km of Arctic ice to the North Pole.

If he succeeds, Yasunaga Ogita, a 34-year-old resident of the town of Takasu, would be the fourth person ever and the first from Japan to accomplish an unassisted trek to the North Pole.

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