Two longshoremen’s unions will stage a 24-hour strike at the country’s major ports on Nov. 21 to protest a recent settlement with the United States over cargo handling at Japanese harbors, union leaders said Tuesday.

It is expected that the strike, planned by the National Council of Dockworkers’ Unions of Japan (Zenkoku Kowan) and the All Japan Dockworkers’ Union (Kowan Domei), will stop virtually all work at more than 50 of the country’s 95 cargo-handling ports.

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