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Local government officials inspected in 2010 a soil mound from which the recent deadly mudslide apparently began in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, according to sources.

Officials of the Atami city and Shizuoka prefectural governments visited the section of land raised with soil, together with the developer of the area and the current landowner.

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