Japan should adopt a variety of deregulation measures, including the dismantling of the current holding company structure of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and permitting companies that issue stocks to run hospitals, a government advisory panel recommended Tuesday.

In a report submitted to the government’s Administrative Reform Promotion Headquarters, the Regulatory Reform Committee warned of a widening gap between Japan and other countries where deregulation has activated their economies.

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