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Japan govt to submit prosecutors’ bill again next year

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:00 p.m.
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Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government aims to enact a bill to change rules on the retirement of public prosecutors again next year after it was killed earlier this year amid criticism of a controversial clause, informed sources said Tuesday.

 

The government is considering submitting the bill to parliament during an ordinary session set to begin in January, the sources said.

 

At her inaugural press conference on Wednesday, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa expressed a willingness to submit the bill to parliament again.

 

“We’ll proceed with our consideration toward submitting it again while holding discussions with other government agencies concerned and taking various opinions into account,” Kamikawa said.

 

The bill killed earlier this year called for raising the retirement age of public prosecutors from the current 63 to 65 in stages while seeking to have them leave senior posts when they reach 63.

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