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Japan's massive health and labor ministry targeted for breakup

Reform proposed to make overstretched bureaucracy more suited for aging society

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare employs about 31,000 people, including at its subsidiary organs, down 6,000 from a decade ago.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering splitting the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, concluding that the mammoth bureaucracy with an extensive portfolio is incapable of responding to the complex needs of an aging society.

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