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The Ayukawa oil and gas field where Japan Petroleum Exploration Co.... News PhotoAkita Prefecture,Environmental Issues,Finance,Japan,Natural Gas Field,Oil,Shale,VerticalPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2012 The Asahi ShimbunYURIHONJO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 03: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) The Ayukawa oil and gas field where Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. has extracted shale oil in a first trial on October 3, 2012 in Yurihonjo, Akita, Japan. As the resource-poor nation explores the potential of this increasingly looked-to energy source. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)