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One of two legislative proposals to provide governmental assistance to survivors of the January 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake and other natural disasters will be carried over to the next Diet session for further debate, according to Diet officials.

The bill, devised jointly by some of the quake survivors themselves and a group of nonpartisan lawmakers, has been submitted to the Upper House. It was not given substantial debate during the regular Diet session that ended June 18, and will be carried over to the next session, which will probably be held this fall, the officials said.

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