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The risk of river flooding might grow fourfold by the end of the century if global warming reaches its maximum estimate, according to a government report summarizing a study on the impact of climate change on Japan.

Tide-based risks also may climb because rising ocean levels are set to increase the amount of land at sea level around Tokyo, Osaka and Ise Bay, between Mie and Aichi prefectures, by some 50 percent, the report released Friday by the Environment Ministry, the science ministry and the Meteorological Agency said.

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