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The opposition Japanese Communist Party opened a five-day congress Monday to consider a more moderate platform that could enable it to form a coalition government with other opposition forces.

Participants in the JCP’s 22nd congress in the spa resort of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, are expected to approve a proposal to drop part of the preamble to its constitution, which states that the JCP “is the vanguard political party of the Japanese working class.”

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