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The government plans to set up a panel this month to review regulations that may be blocking industrial growth, especially in the fields of energy, environmental technology and medical care, said Tomomi Inada, state minister in charge of regulatory reform.

The panel also is expected to touch on the nation’s regional electricity monopolies, which have been questioned since the Fukushima nuclear disaster erupted in March 2011, Inada said in an interview with The Japan Times and other media outlets Friday.

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