A statute on foreign lawyers in Japan should be amended to allow them to practice law on an equal footing with Japanese attorneys, a legal expert said Wednesday.

The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to revise the Special Measures Law Concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers, which would enable lawyers with foreign qualifications to set up offices in Japan as incorporated bodies.

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