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The Miyagi Prefectural Assembly has unanimously approved a revision to the public information disclosure ordinance curbing the discretionary powers of the prefectural police.

Reformist Gov. Shiro Asano hailed Wednesday’s adoption of the measure, the first in Japan to deprive the police of first say in whether certain information should be withheld, as “an epoch-making starting point as part of efforts to set rules for information disclosure.”

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