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Japan will share lessons of nuclear disaster: PM
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United Nations (AFP) Sept 23, 2011

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stressed Friday that Tokyo would share with the international community all the lessons learned from the nuclear accident at Fukushima.

"It's important that we communicate rapidly" the information about the nuclear accident, he told a press conference, highlighting "Japan's strong determination to learn the lessons" from the disaster.

Around 20,000 people are thought to have died along Japan's northeastern coast when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, wreaking billions of dollars of damage.

Fukushima nuclear plant was sent into meltdown after its cooling systems were swamped by the waves, sending radiation into the air, sea and food chain in the world's worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl.

He also said Japan was determined to "share with the international community the lessons learned."

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