The ruling coalition parties agreed Thursday to convene an extraordinary Diet session, dubbed by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi as an “unemployment-tackling session,” on Sept. 27, senior members of the triumvirate said.

The session is expected to continue through early December.

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