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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee has been stepping up efforts to counter ticket scalping amid concerns about massive buyouts and overpriced resales — which often results in empty seats.

The committee asked the government and a nonpartisan group of lawmakers in late August for legislation to clamp down on scalpers, and is also planning to introduce online tickets bearing personal information and a system where purchasers can resell tickets at fixed prices.

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