January 11, 2008

ONE CAN'T BE ANGLOSPHERICAL IN ISOLATION:

Japan Approves Bill on Afghan War Mission (NORIMITSU ONISHI, 1/11/08, The American)

The Japanese government rammed through a special law Friday authorizing its navy to resume a refueling mission in the Indian Ocean as part of the American-led war in Afghanistan.

In an extremely rare parliamentary move, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s governing Liberal Democratic Party used its two-thirds majority in the Japanese Parliament’s lower house to override a rejection of the law by the opposition-controlled upper house. The last time a government did this was in 1951.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2008 8:58 AM
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