Top ruling and opposition party lawmakers voiced different views Sunday as to whether Japan needs a new U.N. resolution to extend logistic support to U.S. forces in the event of a retaliatory strike over the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Taku Yamasaki, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told an NHK program that Japan does not necessarily need another U.N. resolution authorizing the use of force against terrorists.

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