Aprivate sector group known as Niju-isseiki Rincho (21st Century Ad-Hoc Study Group) has handed Democratic Party of Japan secretary general Ichiro Ozawa a set of proposals to enhance the performance of the Diet. Mr. Ozawa also has his own ideas and prepared a bill.

In order to enliven Diet discussions, Mr. Ozawa calls for banning bureaucrats from answering questions from Diet members. He thinks that only Cabinet members should do so.

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