A Justice Ministry panel has proposed that the ministry consider including foreigners on the country’s human rights protection commission. Members of the body voluntarily provide consultations and raise awareness.

“Considering the situation in each municipality, measures to select appropriate commission members from among foreigners should be studied,” the Council for Human Rights Protection says in a final report, submitted Friday to Justice Minister Mayumi Moriyama.

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