• Kyodo


The Democratic Party is considering submitting a no-confidence motion — possibly Tuesday — against the farm minister who made a series of gaffes related to parliamentary proceedings over whether to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, political sources said Saturday.

The minister, Yuji Yamamoto, has come under fire since saying last month that a senior LDP official could decide to “force the passage” of the TPP legislation through the Diet. He later called the remark “a joke.”

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