• Kyodo News


The Democratic Party of Japan won’t be letting its two minor coalition partners join the National Strategy Bureau, which the DPJ plans to create as a policymaking body for laying out budgets and basic measures, party sources said Sunday.

The two minor parties had expressed their desire to participate in the strategy bureau during discussions on forming the coalition government, so they are expected to react negatively to the DPJ’s plan to shut them out.

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