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Regular Diet session to be convened in mid- or late January

Thursday’s Mainichi front-paged the disclosure by GOJ sources that the Suga administration and the ruling coalition are considering convening a regular Diet session in mid- or late January, speculating that Prime Minister Suga does not plan to dissolve the Lower House in January for a snap election as he is inclined to compile a large-scale supplementary budget for rebuilding the economy. Parliamentary debate on such major legislation can take at least a month before passage.

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