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At a time when the European Union is pushing ahead with what has been called the “right to be forgotten,” Internet portal Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday it is considering creating a new policy on the removal of search results.

If the nation’s most popular Internet portal adopts new policies regarding online references to individuals, the broader industry may follow suit.

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