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Takeshi Shina, the Democratic Party's policy research chair, addresses fellow lawmakers on Friday.

Opposition says no to naming SDF in constitution

Democrats draft campaign platform for Japan's snap election

| Japan

TOKYO -- The Democratic Party will resist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans for adding the Self-Defense Forces to the constitution's war-renouncing Article 9, the leading Japanese opposition party said in a draft platform drawn up Friday.

Abe is expected to dissolve the lower house next Thursday for a snap election.

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