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The nation’s largest labor union opened its annual meeting here Friday by vowing to restructure the organization after a tax evasion scandal and the revelation of massive off-the-book debts.

It is the first time that Jichiro, the All-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Union, has held an annual meeting since a string of scandals involving 19 former executives, including former heads of unions, hit last fall.

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