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When Japan lifts its ban on U.S. beef, it should limit imports to those from slaughterhouses that have been inspected by the Japanese government, the head of a government panel looking into beef safety said in a recent interview.

Japan should be allowed to conduct stricter inspections on such facilities than in the past as a condition for lifting the ban, said Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, a University of Tokyo professor who heads the beef safety task force under the Cabinet Office’s Food Safety Commission.

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