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Responding to a fatal ski bus crash in Nagano Prefecture last winter, the government said Tuesday it wants to make charter bus companies renew their business license every five years.

Other change in the road transportation law sought by the government would raise the maximum fine for firms that fail to take proper safety measures to ¥100 million, up from ¥1 million now, while individual violators would face the possibility of prison.

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