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The government said Tuesday that it will draw up guidelines to help companies prevent human rights abuses across the nation's supply chains.

The "due diligence” guidelines are meant to help firms retain competitiveness as other countries, including the United States, pass laws on human rights that could affect their ability to trade. Japan will also consider further measures, including passing its own law, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said at a news conference.

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