OSAKA (Kyodo) Prosecutors arrested a senior Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry official on Sunday over a case of postal system abuse involving a fabricated ministry document.

The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office’s special investigation squad suspects Atsuko Muraki, 53, director general of the ministry’s Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau, was involved in issuing the document for an organization to enable it to use a mail discount system for the handicapped, according to investigative sources.

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