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Kokumin Shinto (People’s New Party) leader Shizuka Kamei, Tachiagare Nippon (Sunrise Party of Japan) chief Takeo Hiranuma and Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara have agreed to launch a new political party in March, political sources said Friday.

Confirming the agreement at their meeting Wednesday night, they are working out a platform for the new party and plan to coordinate with other parties on candidates for the next House of Representatives election, the sources said.

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