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I am setting up a meeting agenda and of the items is "covering the items left over from last meeting".

I though something like "前回のミーティングの残件” Would have worked but it turns out that 残件 isn't a word and I have having trouble finding alternatives.

Any ideas?

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残件 does exist. –  oldergod Dec 11 '12 at 2:14
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Would 未処理の~ work? –  Flaw Dec 11 '12 at 6:40
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How about using [継続]{けいぞく}([案件]{あんけん})? ([持越]{もちこ}し案件 might sound a bit too colloquial for an agenda...) I think 残件 would be alright, too. –  Chocolate Dec 11 '12 at 12:14
    
What about 未解決の(用)件? –  istrasci Dec 11 '12 at 15:15
    
According to weblio it does exist. (ejje.weblio.jp/content/%E6%AE%8B%E4%BB%B6) Also, I fail at making inline links –  Nescio Jan 9 '13 at 12:30
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

A Japanese here. 残件 is a totally appropriate word that would be correctly understood in a business setting. But boy, you are right, it's not in the dictionary!

If you insist on finding a word that's in the dictionary, I'd suggest 未決案件 or 未決事項. 未決 and 既決 are often used in a business set up (sometimes you see a box labeled), and 案件/事項 both refer vaguely to a thing, an issue, or a matter, making it usable in a broad context. Plus they are formal enough.

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