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Yoshitaka Murata, deputy chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Diet Affairs Committee, was caught Tuesday secretly photographing angry opposition lawmakers in the Lower House without permission.

After members of the opposition spotted Murata taking photos, Budget Committee Chairman Seishiro Eto of the LDP swiftly confiscated the camera. The panel was in a full-blown screaming match triggered by the ruling bloc’s forced passage of an extra budget.

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