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Public facilities in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, have opened their bathing and shower areas to disaster victims after much of the city was flooded last week by the rain-swollen Kinugawa River.

“After cleaning up the sludge-filled house I was sweaty all over,” Sadao Akiba, 74, said while taking a bath at Mitsukaido Asunaro no Sato, which provides space and accommodations for training sessions.

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