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In a first, Japan refocused its annual disaster drills Sunday to simulate a response to the dreaded Nankai quake, mobilizing more than 1 million people across the country for the hypothetical scenario.

The annual exercise, held as usual on the anniversary of the devastating temblor that struck Tokyo 90 years ago, focused on the Cabinet’s response to a powerful earthquake expected to devastate central and western Japan “within 30 years.”

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