The newly created Nishinoshima island at the Ogasawara island chain, which is within the area where scientists found vast mineral deposits off Japan’s coast Photo: AFP

Discovery of rare earth minerals off Japan coast secures 780 years of industrial demand: study

Mud from the seabed off the Ogasawara Islands, some 2,000km southeast of Tokyo, contains high concentrations of rare-earth elements and yttrium

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The newly created Nishinoshima island at the Ogasawara island chain, which is within the area where scientists found vast mineral deposits off Japan’s coast Photo: AFP
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