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Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masatada Tsuchiya has criticized Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue for referring to the nation’s security policy during his speech at the annual ceremony of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city.

“If he wants to speak about a political choice about maintaining peace, he should resign as Nagasaki mayor and run in a national election,” Tsuchiya, a Lower House member from Tokyo, wrote in his blog Saturday.

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