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We thank the captains, crew members, and laboratory technicians of the D/V Chikyu for core recovery and sample collection. Samples were provided by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). This study was supported in part by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Strategic Fund for Strengthening Leading-Edge Research and Development (to JAMSTEC and F. Inagaki), the JSPS Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program, GR102 to F. Inagaki), and Grants-in-Aid for Science Research (No. 26287128 to A. Ijiri; No. 26251041 to F. Inagaki). The authors are grateful to A. Imajyo for technical assistance. We acknowledge our anonymous reviewers for their contribution to improving the report.