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Rescue dogs tasked with finding survivors in disaster-hit areas of western Japan have a new gadget — a small camera with a built-in microphone that enables handlers to see clearly inside the collapsed houses that only canines can enter.

The high-tech system used by Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department was introduced for the first time in the Yanohigashi district of Hiroshima’s Aki Ward, which was hit hard by heavy rains last month.

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