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Opposition parties call on Farm Minister to resign

  • October 20, 2016
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Most networks reported at noon that following Farm Minister Yamamoto’s gaffe about “steamrolling” the TPP-related bills, the Democratic Party and three other opposition parties are upping the ante against the minister and this is affecting Diet deliberations. According to the reports, the four opposition parties held a meeting of their Diet affairs chiefs and confirmed that they will call for the resignation of Minister Yamamoto. DP Diet Affairs chief Yamai was quoted as telling reporters today: “The agricultural minister, who is responsible for providing thorough explanations of the TPP to the public, hinted at steamrolling the bills. He needs to step down.”

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