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In a review of current guidelines, it was decided Tuesday to reduce the number of government entities subject to Japan’s controversial secrecy law by 42.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office, the National Tax Agency and the Reconstruction Agency are among the organizations removed from the list — reduced from 70 to 28 — after they were deemed not to be dealing with the type of national security information designated as state secrets since the law came into effect in December 2014.

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