People must share accurate information, not necessarily that issued by bureaucrats, in efforts to help a debt-ridden Japan, a key adviser on the streamlining of public corporations said Friday.

“Any reform can be implemented if people share more accurate and objective data than that (initially) released by authorities,” said freelance journalist Naoki Inose at a meeting in Tokyo.

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