Q&A Session of the Diet Lower House Budget Committee

Question and answer session of the Diet lower house Budget Committee

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Tokyo, Japan – Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa of the Bank of Japan takes a stand to answer questioned askdc by an opposition lawmaker during a question-and-answer session of the Diet lower house Budget Committee in Tokyo on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Finance Minister Taro Aso are in the background. (Photo by AFLO)

Question and answer session of the Diet lower house Budget Committee

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Tokyo, Japan – Shintaro Ishihara of the opposition Japan Restoration Party makes his return to a question-and-answer session of the Diet lower house Budget Committee in Tokyo on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. It was Ishihara’s first Budget Committee appearance since his return to national politics after a hiatus of 17 years. (Photo by AFLO)