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An advisory panel on Thursday presented Labor Minister Bunmei Ibuki with a final report calling for the introduction of a system under which wages are determined in accordance with work achievements rather than working hours.

The report, compiled by the Labor Standards Council, is more or less in line with proposals on easing labor regulations put forward by business and corporate management organizations. The Labor Ministry plans to draw up a bill to revise the Labor Standards Law on the basis of the report and is expected to present it in next year’s regular Diet session.

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