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The ruling coalition will send a team of lawmakers to East Timor from Wednesday to study the possible participation of the Self-Defense Forces in a U.N. peacekeeping operation there, coalition officials said Friday.

The Liberal Democratic Party, New Komeito and New Conservative Party decided to send the team, led by Fumio Kyuma, acting chairman of the LDP’s policy research council, to determine what exactly is needed in East Timor, the officials said.

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