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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday reiterated the need to map out emergency legislation that would restrict private citizens’ rights in the event of an attack or serious natural disaster.

“It is important to grasp the matter comprehensively and do what can be done first,” Koizumi said. “Prepare for the worst, the best will take care of itself.”

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