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Japan Highway Public Corp. will not be able to build new expressways if it tries to pay off its debt in 30 years without taxpayers’ money, according to a simulation carried out Tuesday by the infrastructure ministry.

The simulation by the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry was carried out at the request of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who wanted to know how much of the special public firm’s 9,342-km expressway plan could be completed under a repayment plan of 30 years and no tax money.

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