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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Tuesday that Canada will begin exporting shale gas to Japan, making it the second country after the U.S. to provide the nation with the natural gas.

During the summit talks in Ottawa, Abe and Harper also agreed to have the Self-Defense Forces and Canadian military provide logistics support to each other when engaged in international humanitarian assistance missions such as U.N. peacekeeping operations, as well as other relief efforts, a Japanese government official said.

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