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All 59 newly elected members of the Upper House have offered to give back part of their salaries for the month of July covering the days before they began working as lawmakers, the chamber’s secretariat said.

The total to be returned amounts to about ¥48 million, it said. The move follows the enactment earlier this month of a change that makes it possible for Diet members to voluntarily return part of their pay.

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