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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Japan plays key role in Alaska mining

To further strengthen trade bonds with Pacific Rim neighbor, Alaska delegation provides minerals update to Tokyo business leaders


Last updated 8/29/2010 at Noon

Japan is an important player in Alaska's mining industry. The island nation imports more than US$125 million in minerals from the Far North state annually and Tokyo-based businesses own the Pogo gold mine and are making significant investments in other mining projects across the state.

To further strengthen this mutually beneficial bond, Alaska accepted an invitation by Japan Oil, Gas and Meta...

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