Rare earths treasure trove found in seabed near Minami-Torishima
A seabed mud sample taken from a depth of more than 5,000 meters near Minami-Torishima island is rich in rare earth elements. The photo was taken on March 21 at the science ministry in Tokyo. (Harufumi Mori)
Scientists said March 21 that they have identified rich seabed deposits of rare earth elements in a Japanese exclusive economic zone near Minami-Torishima, a coral reef 2,000...
New Tokyo governor looks seaward for vital rare earth elements
New Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose speaks in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun on Dec. 17. (Hiroki Endo)
Tokyo’s new governor said that the metropolitan government will give subsidies to businesses joining a project to mine rare earth elements from the seabed off...
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