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Japan starts compiling minutes of Cabinet meetings

Kyodo

The government began compiling the minutes of Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting in preparation of making them public for the first time.

The minutes of each meeting, with date, place, the name of the participants and their statements, will be put on the website of the prime minister’s office about three weeks later.

As they will be compiled based on memos written by the deputy chief Cabinet secretary, head of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau and other senior officials in attendance, the minutes will be in summary form.

Information that “may damage national security or prevent candid dialogue and fair decision-making” will not be disclosed in accordance with stipulations in the freedom of information law.