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A study group set up by Foreign Minister Yohei Kono earlier this year is urging the government to improve its understanding of Islamic thinking to deepen ties with Muslim states.

In a report submitted to Kono earlier this week, the group called on the Foreign Ministry to expand its research of the religion, incorporate it into its policies and promote human exchanges, especially involving youth, between Japan and Islamic countries.

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