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Japan warns about smog drifting from China

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A local government in southwestern Japan on Tuesday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside in the nation's first official health warning over smog drifting in from China. 

View of Fukuoka City, a seaside area on the Japanese island of Kyushu, on March 2, 2013. Japanese officials on Kyushu have advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside in the nation's first official health warning over smog drifting in from China.

Officials in Kumamoto, on Kyushu island, said the quality of air was likely to be substantially below national standards, amid warnings of health risks for the young and the sick.

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