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Parliamentary Secretary for Internal Affairs and Communications Tetsushi Sakamoto on Tuesday retracted controversial remarks in which he questioned the willingness of unemployed people to find work.

Referring to the hundreds of laid-off temp workers and others who sought shelter over the weekend at a tent village in Tokyo, the Liberal Democratic Party member said at a New Year’s address Monday, “I wonder if people who are really serious about working gathered there.”

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