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The government is considering forcing ministries and agencies to turn over memos and undisclosed documents regarding “amakudari” practices by retired bureaucrats and politicians to the new Administrative Reform Council, government sources said Thursday.

The move derives from the experience of Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers who, in their previous role as the opposition, uncovered the public pension record debacle and other improprieties that were traced to bureaucrats after acquiring undisclosed documents from the government.

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