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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday paid a visit to Chernobyl, site of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine, to tour the wrecked nuclear power plant and areas around it.

Kishida, 56, is expected to look for insights into the cleanup there so Japan can make better efforts to deal with the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which suffered three core meltdowns after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami knocked out all power to the old, poorly protected facility.

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