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The Social Democratic Party, which is set to join next week with the Democratic Party of Japan in a ruling coalition, requested Friday that its chief, Mizuho Fukushima, be appointed environment minister.

The request came after the SDP had told the DPJ on Thursday that it would be “desirable” for Fukushima to assume a post related to employment concerns, such as health, labor and welfare minister.

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