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The three would-be coalition partners agreed Wednesday to allow the Self-Defense Forces to fully participate in United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, and to draw up further legislation that will enable Japan to engage in other types of U.N. efforts.

The agreements came as the three parties — the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, its current coalition partner Liberal Party, and opposition party New Komeito — entered the final stage of policy talks for launching a tripartite coalition government on Friday.

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