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The Justice Ministry has issued a notice to prisons around the country to have inmates who have undergone male-to-female sex reassignment surgeries handled by female staffers, regardless of their legal gender status, it was learned Wednesday.

The ministry’s move is in line with guidelines it adopted in June 2011. In June of this year, the Hyogo-ken Bar Association had also submitted a letter urging the ministry to improve conditions for inmates with gender identity issues.

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