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Japan looks to the ocean in its quest for minerals

With more than 50m tonnes of ore estimated in Japanese waters, Tokyo wants to ease dependence on imports


AS deep as 1,600 metres under water and 1,500 kilometres from Tokyo, work has begun on the new hunting ground for metals in Japan, a country so devoid of natural resources that most of what it needs is imported.

As the island nation depleted most of its land-based minerals in...

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