Japan's opposition vows to end refueling mission if wins power
www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-29 15:57:01   Print

    TOKYO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Japan's main opposition, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday the party will terminate the anti-terrorism refueling mission by the Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Indian Ocean in January if it wins power in the Aug. 30 general election.

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    January is the time when the law for the mission is set to expire. Japan has extended the mission for many times upon its termination.

    It is the first time the DPJ chief has officially announced the plan to terminate the refueling mission.

    Public opinion polls show that the DPJ will win a historic victory over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the upcoming House of Representatives election. The opposition and the ruling party have both unveiled their manifesto for the election.

Editor: Anne Tang
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