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Japan's Parliament Reopens Amid Tension

In Japan, hundreds of jobless people marched to the parliament on Monday demanding work and housing. The rally came as the parliament had convened for a new session, in which Prime Minister Taro Aso's ruling bloc introduced a supplementary budget worth 4.8 trillion yen (ca. 38 billion euros) to revive the recession-hit economy. The measure came as the PM faces mounting calls from the opposition to call snap polls over his handling of the economy.

Japan's PM Taro Aso is under pressure to call snap elections

Japan's PM Taro Aso is under pressure to call snap elections

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