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The ruling and opposition parties locked horns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on Tuesday, kicking off Diet deliberations on ratifying the pact. It is likely to be the predominant focus of debate until June, when this ordinary Diet session ends.

In a question-and-answer session, the Democratic Party and the Japanese Communist Party denounced the pact as unworthy of deliberation.

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