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12/18/2007 3:20 PM ET
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda lays a wreath in Section 60, where the graves of war dead in Iraq and Afghanistan are located 16 November, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
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Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda lays a wreath in Section 60, where the graves of war dead in Iraq and Afghanistan are located 16 November, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Japan leads the international community as the nation--other than the US--that has pledged the most money for the reconstruction of Iraq, according to a new report released Tuesday by the GAO.

The nearly $5 million Tokyo has designated in loans and grants for Iraqi reconstruction surpasses by five times the second-ranked individual nation, Iran, which has pledged just over $1 million, mostly in the form of loans.

The IMF and the World Bank outdid the Islamic Republic, with $3 million and $2.5 million respectively, but the multinational conglomerations still did not come close to matching Japan.

Read the full report for the GAO's complete breakdown of international donors for the reconstruction of Iraq.

Rebuilding Iraq: International Donor Pledges for Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq d08365r.pdf

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