Discussion on wartime bills resumed in extraordinary Diet

Discussion on wartime bills was resumed on November 11 at a Lower House special committee meeting. The ruling coalition is desperately stepping up its efforts to pass the bills in the extraordinary Diet session.

At a board meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on Responses to Armed Attacks, the ruling parties presented the opposition parties with the outline of revised bills.

The revision consists of the following three points: contingency legislation will be invoked "in situations that armed attacks against Japan are foreseeable" instead of "in situations that Japan is under armed attack"; "emergency situations" include appearance of unidentified vessels and terrorist attacks; and the establishment of measures to promote "public protection legislation. (end)