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The ruling Democratic Party of Japan will formally ask opposition parties Monday for talks between party heads to secure their cooperation over a bill for a hike in the consumption tax rate, the DPJ’s Diet affairs chief said Sunday.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda “strongly hopes to promote debate between the ruling and opposition parties,” the DPJ’s Koriki Jojima told reporters after meeting with Noda at the premier’s official residence.

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