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Taku Yamasaki, policy chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Wednesday that it would be difficult to keep intact the three services of the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry.

His remark came after a public hearing during which policy chiefs of the LDP and its two smaller allies, the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake, listened to calls opposing a controversial proposal to privatize the post office’s “kanpo” life insurance and savings services.

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