• Jiji, Kyodo

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Fumio Kishida, who will run for president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has suggested that if elected prime minister he would consider revising the Self-Defense Forces law to ease the way for the overseas dispatch of the SDF on an evacuation mission.

Appearing on a television program on Sunday, Kishida, former policy chief of the LDP and former foreign minister, said the government should reflect on the SDF’s failure to evacuate local staff members of the Japanese Embassy in Kabul from the strife-torn country.

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