Extraordinary Diet Session during Plenary Meeting of the Upper House

Extraordinary Diet session during a plenary meeting of the upper house
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Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a plenary meeting of the lower house as an extraordinary Diet session opens in Tokyo, October 15, 2013. The 53-day session is the first in which Abe’s ruling coalition has a majority in both chambers. (Photo by AFLO)

Extraordinary Diet session during a plenary meeting of the upper house
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Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Emperor Akihito declares the opening of the extraordinary Diet session during a plenary meeting of the upper house in Tokyo, October 15, 2013. The session runs for 53 days through December 6. (Photo by AFLO)