CDPJ Offers to Work with DPFP, Others in Lower House

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 5 (Jiji Press)--The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan has offered to work together with the Democratic Party for the People and some other opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives, the all-important lower chamber of parliament, it was learned on Monday.

At a meeting with DPFP head Yuichiro Tamaki the same day, CDPJ leader Yukio Edano proposed establishing a unified group in the Lower House.

Edano asked Tamaki to give an answer to the proposal by around the middle of this month. Tamaki said his party will consider it.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Edano revealed that he has made similar proposals to former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who currently leads a Lower House group to rebuild the social security system, and Social Democratic Party chief Seiji Mataichi.

Noda welcomed the proposal, while Mataichi did not give an immediate response, according to Edano.

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