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Komeito likely to basically accept security legislation

  • 2015-03-16 15:00:00
  • , Asahi
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(Asahi: March 14, 2015 – Top play)

 

 The Komeito party, which is the junior coalition partner of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has decided to basically accept the framework of the government-drafted security-related legislation, including a bill to establish a permanent law enabling the Self-Defense Forces to provide logistical support to foreign forces at any time and a bill to revise the UN Peacekeeping Cooperation Law so that the SDF can extend humanitarian and reconstruction support and perform security duties. Judging that certain restrictions will be imposed on the extent of the SDF deployment, Komeito intends to accept the government’s plan to draw up detailed legislation. (Abridged)

 

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