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A government led by the Democratic Party of Japan would nationalize all expressways around 2012 to achieve the party’s campaign promise to scrap expressway tolls, DPJ sources said Thursday.

Under a rough timetable drawn up to implement one of the main planks in the largest opposition party’s election platform, the Japan Expressway Holding and Debt Repayment Agency would be abolished, possibly in April 2012, the sources said.

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