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However, the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito and opposition Minshuto (Democratic Party of Japan) were far too opportunistic in the way they dealt with the bill to revise the anti-terrorism special measures law.
By 29 October, the Japanese Diet had passed the "Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law," effectively allowing for the deployment of Japan's jieitai (Self-Defense Force) to the Indian Ocean to aid U.S.
While initial public reaction in Japan has strongly favored the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law and support of the U.S.
Within a matter of two months, the Diet managed to pass the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law and revise the UN Peacekeeping Operations Cooperation Law of 1992, making it possible for Japan to send SDF personnel to supply logistic support to the US-led coalition forces fighting against terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
11 terrorist attacks on the United States and Japan's enacting of the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law were picked Thursday by Japanese news editors as the biggest news items of the year.
As for Japan, the Japanese Diet passed a Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law on October 29, 2001.
vessels may have been used for the Iraq war, which deviates from the purpose of the anti-terrorism special measures law.
Opposition Minshuto (Democratic Party of Japan), which recently gained numerical superiority in the Upper House, opposes any extension of the anti-terrorism special measures law, under which the MSDF vessels were dispatched.
The current anti-terrorism special measures law, which enables the MSDF mission, is due to expire on Nov.
The dispatch overseas of SDF personnel to support a military campaign required enactment of the anti-terrorism special measures law. This was unprecedented and due to the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks.
(2) Important points regarding the cooperation and support activities stipulated in the latter part of the section 3, in the Article 3 of the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law which accompany the implementation of the search and rescue activities
Following is a provisional translation provided by the Foreign Ministry of the full text of the ''Basic Plan Regarding Response Measures Based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law.'' The plan for the Self-Defense Forces to provide noncombat support to the U.S.-led military campaign against terrorism was decided by the cabinet Friday.