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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made a fresh vow Thursday to support the United States and actively take part in international efforts to combat terrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

In convening the 153rd extraordinary Diet session, Koizumi pledged to swiftly enact laws that will enable the Self-Defense Forces to provide logistic support to the U.S. and multinational forces should they launch a retaliatory attack.

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