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Japan struggles to track down 10m people owed benefits

Missing addresses complicate recovery from labor data scandal

The Japanese government owes benefits to more than 20 million workers. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government lacks current addresses for more than 10 million people shortchanged on employment and other benefits due to years of faulty labor data surveys, hindering efforts to compensate everyone affected.

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