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Japan's Noda may dissolve the lower house this year, according to Chinese press

- Japan's ruling and opposition sides on Wednesday agreed that the House of Representatives will start discussions on Thursday on a crucial bill to allow the government to issue deficit-covering bonds.

- Enactment of the bill is one of the conditions Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has set for considering whether to dissolve the all-important lower chamber of parliament for a snap election.

- Shinzo Abe, president of the Liberal Democratic Party, the largest opposition party, earlier indicated he will accept the passage of the bill.

Link to JiJi article: http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012110701071

Print 22:39, 07 Nov 2012 - Asian News - Source: NHK