Foreign Minister Aso Faces No-confidence Motion
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Posted: 09:21 AM JST
Foreign Minister Aso faces a no-confidence motion over his recent pro-nuclear comments. Yesterday three opposition parties -- the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the People's New Party (PNP) -- agreed to jointly submit the motion to the Diet. Aso has recently repeatedly made comments that Japan should discuss nuclear weapons. These and other comments made me express my worries about Aso early this month.
The three parties and the Japanese Communist Party previously demanded twice that Aso be dismissed. Both attempts were thwarted.
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