FRANKFURT (Kyodo) Economic and fiscal policy minister Heizo Takenaka met with Deutsche Post AG President and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Zumwinkel on Thursday to discuss Germany’s experiences in postal privatization as Japan seeks to privatize its own postal service in 2007.

At a press conference after the meeting in Bonn, Takenaka said he asked Zumwinkel about how Germany balanced efficiency with uniform postal services nationwide.

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