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People see off the icebreaker Shirase at Harumi Pier on November 8,... News PhotoHorizontal,Human Interest,Ice-breaker,Japan,Looking,People,Science and Technology,Scientific Exploration,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunTOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) People see off the icebreaker Shirase at Harumi Pier on November 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The departure is three days earlier than usual to secure a plenty of time to deliver stuffs and fuel to the Showa Station as the icebreaker had failed to approach the station prevented by thick sea ice past two years. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)