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Two Japanese climbers have scaled the major Himalayan peak of Gyachung Kang in eastern Nepal, the Nepalese Tourism Ministry said Friday. Hiroshi Hanada, a 45-year-old electrical engineer from Koga City in Fukuoka Prefecture, and Eisuke Shigekuwa, a 30-year-old reporter from the prefectural capital of Fukuoka, reached the 7,952-meter summit of the mountain on Monday, the ministry said. They were accompanied to the top by Nepalese Nima Tenji Sherpa, 25, and Tamting Sherpa, 31. Yoshitaka Kawabe was the leader of the 10-member Fukuoka University team, which climbed the peak from its southwest route.

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