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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday rejected speculation that he intends to cave to the opposition camp and dissolve the Lower House for a snap poll, in exchange for its support in passing legislation to hike the sales tax.

During an interview with media outlets at the prime minister’s office, Noda stressed that a host important issues still must be tackled before he seeks the public’s verdict on his proposed tax raise through a general election.

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