Shinji Sato, minister for international trade and industry, expressed his opposition Friday to a proposed plan to split the administration of the information and telecommunication industry into regulation and promotion.

“Both regulation and promotion of the information and telecommunication industry should be handled by a single government agency,” Sato said.

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