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The government is preparing to test a disaster early warning system for the Asia-Pacific region using one of its quasi-zenith satellites later this year, a Kobe-based international organization said Sunday.

Preparations are underway for the first test overseas later this year in India and Papua New Guinea as the nation aims to expand its contribution to other Asian countries’ disaster prevention. The initiative is also intended to mitigate potential impacts of natural disasters on Japanese manufacturers’ production and supply chains, according to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC).

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