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Japan is aiming to certify about 1,000 archivists by March 2026 in a new system amid efforts to improve the management of official records, government sources said Saturday, following criticism over government handling of public documents in various scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The government has decided to launch the new system in 2021, five years before the opening of a new national archives, according to the sources.

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