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Senior government officials and ruling Democratic Party of Japan executives said Monday that advisers to the prime minister will be doubled from the current five as part of efforts to enhance politicians’ initiative in decision-making.

The government and DPJ executives, including Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and DPJ Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa, also said 15 senior vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries will be added, according to the participants.

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