"In discussing the new anti-terrorism special measures bill, it is important for every party to get to the root of the issue. What is needed to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and to eradicate terrorism? What should Japan do to achieve these objectives?" Shii said.
Former Vice Defense Minister Moriya maintained a cozy relation with a former executive of a trading house specializing in military equipment.
JCP Koike said, "Putting aside any differences of opinion on a future medical care system for the elderly, we will take the lead in a joint struggle based on the single agreed point of demanding cancellation of the implementation."
Special measures bill
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