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Japan to delay TPP ratification as quakes dominate policy debate

TOKYO -- The government and ruling parties will give up on ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in the current parliamentary session, as last week's powerful earthquakes in Kyushu will likely demand immediate legislative action.

     The ruling coalition instead will aim to have the Diet ratify the trade pact and approve related legislation in an extraordinary session to be convened after the July upper house election.

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