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A lawmaker with severe physical disabilities attended his first parliamentary interpellation Thursday since being elected in July and became the first lawmaker in Japan to use an electronically generated voice during a Diet session.

In the session of the education, culture and science committee, Yasuhiko Funago, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, greeted the committee using a speech synthesizer. He also asked questions through a proxy speaker.

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