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Extraordinary Diet session to be held from Oct. 4 through Dec. 9

  • October 1, 2019
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All national dailies wrote that LDP Secretary General Nikai told reporters on Monday that the GOJ and the ruling coalition have decided to convene an extraordinary Diet session for 67 days from Oct. 4 through Dec. 9. They intend to officially present the plan to the opposition parties today. According to the papers, Prime Minister Abe will deliver a policy speech on Oct. 4 at both houses, and party representatives will conduct interpellations on Oct. 7-9. The papers wrote that the GOJ will seek Diet approval for the new U.S.-Japan trade agreement in the hope that the relevant legislation can be enacted during the upcoming session. Nikkei wrote that the GOJ and the ruling coalition will give priority to approving the trade accord with Washington that was agreed upon between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe last month.

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