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A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city’s botanical gardens.

The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Nogawa, dignitaries of other overseas countries and local leaders including Christchurch’s new mayor, Lianne Dalziel.

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