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The ruling Democratic Party of Japan on Thursday postponed its plan to raise the tobacco tax, a compromise intended to win the opposition camp’s support over the passage of budget-related bills.

Hirohisa Fujii, who heads the DPJ’s tax panel, agreed to suspend moves to hike the tobacco tax in a meeting Thursday with the tax policy chiefs of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito, the two largest opposition parties.

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