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House of Representatives lawmakers held a record-low average of ¥29.17 million ($274,000) in assets, according to a tally based on data they released Monday after the 2017 snap election.

The data cover financial assets, land and property held by members of the Lower House who were elected in October. The average is ¥5.46 million lower than the average from the previous survey in May 2015, and the lowest since 1993, when a law requiring lawmakers to release such data took effect.

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