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Focus of regular Diet session to be on agricultural reform, security legislation

  • 2015-01-26 15:00:00
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(Mainichi: January 25, 2015 – p. 2)


 The 189th ordinary session of the Diet will be convened on Jan. 26. With an eye on the unified local elections in April, the government and ruling parties hope to enact a supplementary budget for fiscal 2014 in the Diet in early February and a fiscal 2015 budget before the end of March. In addition to the submission of bills related to reforms of the agricultural cooperatives and the medical insurance system, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to hold deliberations on security legislation based on a cabinet decision last July to allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense after the unified local elections in May. (Abridged)


 Upcoming Diet schedule


January 26


January 27


January 28


January 29

Convocation of regular Diet session and speech on fiscal policy


Party representative interpellations at Lower House plenary session


Party representative interpellations at Upper House plenary session


Start of deliberations on supplementary budget for FY2014 at Lower House Budget Committee.

Early February


February 12

Passage of supplementary budget for fiscal 2014


Submission of budget for fiscal 2015. Prime Minister Abe to deliver a policy speech.

Early March?

FY2015 budget to pass through Lower House.


Unified local elections


Diet deliberations on security legislation

June 24

End of regular Diet session

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