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Democratic Party of Japan policy chief Seiji Maehara said Sunday that lower tax rates on daily necessities are worth discussing in the Diet, which launched deliberations on the ruling party’s tax reform legislation two days earlier.

Maehara was commenting on a reform proposal submitted by opposition lawmakers from the Liberal Democratic Party and its ally, New Komeito, to introduce lower rates for daily necessities, such as food items. The issue is likely to become one of the key points of the debate in the Diet.

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