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A deregulation advisory council said Tuesday it will recommend that the government help skilled foreigners immigrate to Japan.

The decision, made at a meeting that day, will be incorporated into a third set of deregulatory proposals the council will draw up by the end of the year, council members said.

The Council for Regulatory Reform, led by Yoshihiko Miyauchi, chairman of leasing company Orix Corp., also adopted four other proposals.

Among them is a move to relax regulations related to the periodical mandatory automobile inspection, known as “shaken.” The council will also call for measures to make it easier for people to utilize publicly managed spaces, such as riverbanks and roads.

The council will also propose allowing the private sector to run insurance businesses covering unemployment and work-related accidents. It will also propose a review of regulations governing housing contracts to enable the automatic renewal of lease contracts.

The council submitted a report to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on July 15, proposing softening regulations on 12 items.

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