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LDP reviews evacuation mission in Afghanistan

  • September 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that members of the LDP divisions of foreign affairs and national defense reviewed on Thursday Japan’s recent mission to send SDF aircraft to evacuate Japanese nationals and local staff from Afghanistan. The participants agreed to call on the GOJ to review the process of making the decision on SDF deployment and discuss how to respond to crisis situations in the future, including possible revisions to the SDF Law. Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that the participants expressed dissatisfaction with the GOJ’s delayed decision to dispatch SDF aircraft to the mission.

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