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In a bid to heighten antiterrorism preparedness following the devastating attacks in the United States, the ruling coalition agreed Tuesday to enable the Self-Defense Forces to guard public facilities, including U.S. military installations in Japan.

The secretaries general of the three ruling parties agreed to develop a bill to revise the current SDF law to facilitate the change.

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