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Kishida to seek improvement of Japan’s overseas rescue operations  

Nikkei and Asahi wrote that Prime Minister Kishida said at a Lower House Budget Committee session on Monday that he will consider revising the SDF law to improve Japan’s rescue operations overseas following the SDF operation in Afghanistan in August that was aimed at evacuating around 500 people wishing to leave Afghanistan, including local citizens who worked for the Japanese Embassy and other Japanese agencies. The GOJ was criticized for failing to achieve the goal due to legal restrictions on SDF operations that caused a delay in dispatching SDF personnel and aircraft to Afghanistan.  

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