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The city of Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Thursday it will accept debris left by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Iwate Prefecture, becoming the second municipality outside the Tohoku region after Tokyo to do so.

The decision, declared by Mayor Katsuro Sakurai, came after the municipal assembly passed a resolution in the morning calling for the acceptance of debris to support the reconstruction of the disaster-hit region.

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