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The Liberal Democratic Party is the only political party that has the ability to protect the Japanese people, claimed Prime Minister Taro Aso, who is campaigning furiously ahead of the Aug. 30 election.

“The LDP is the only party that has the sense of responsibility and ability to protect Japan, to protect the lives of the people,” Aso said in a group interview Monday. “My vision of Japan is a safe society with vitality, (to create a society in which) the children can dream, the youth can have hope and the elderly can feel safe.”

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