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All 47 prefectures and 20 major cities across Japan sent officials to support areas affected by natural disasters over the five years through fiscal 2020, which ended in March of last year, according to a recent Kyodo News survey.

The findings showed support between local governments, spurred by the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, has become normalized due to the frequency of natural disasters in the country.

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