Japan will begin test drilling for oil and gas off Niigata coast in 2013
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JUNE 19, 2012
The Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by South Korea) is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea. Nikkei. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will begin test drilling for oil and natural gas in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Niigata Prefecture in April 2013. METI hopes to discover Japan’s largest reserves of these resources—possibly the size of intermediate oil fields in the Middle East, according to METI.