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The U.S. report on its probe into a shipment last month of banned bovine material and measures to prevent a recurrence is “insufficient,” farm minister Shoichi Nakagawa said Monday, adding that Japan plans to raise a range of questions with Washington.

It will thus be several days before Tokyo finalizes its response to the report, in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture admitted to a flaw in the inspection system for beef exports to Japan and vowed to take various measures to prevent a repeat of the incident, Nakagawa said.

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