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The deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, Takahiro Yokomichi, on Saturday urged party leader Yukio Hatoyama to resign over his recent comment suggesting that Japan should revise its Constitution to stipulate it has the right to collective self-defense.

“If he continues (with such) remarks, we can’t deal with the House of Councilors’ election (scheduled for next summer), and if so we must have him quit as chief,” Yokomichi told a gathering of DPJ officials in Hakodate, Hokkaido.

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